Two Petitioning Candidates Make It To BOE Ballot; Third Place Tied

Two petitioning candidates, Ben Walker and Dennis Bradley, won a spot on the ballot for a Bridgeport Board of Education seat Wednesday night – though the final spot is yet to be determined.

According to the Connecticut Post, Faith Harrison-Villegas and former BOE member Maria Pereira are tied for third place with 5,609 votes each in the unofficial results. This means a recount will take place. It also means that incumbents Kadisha Coates and Hernan Illingworth will not be on the Democratic line in November.

Here’s the full unofficially tally:

Dennis Bradley – 5,811

Ben Walker  – 5,648

Faith Harrison-Villegas – 5,609

Maria Pereira – 5,609

Kadisha Coates – 5,425

Hernan Illingworth – 5,188



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