Yes, I am disappointed. The news by the Segarra Campaign that Sarah and Luke Bronin had allegedly concocted a scheme several years ago to get Sarah onto the Hartford Zoning Board. The plan, according to Segarra was devised to launch Bronin into the Mayor's Office, beginning with his wife's service to the people of Hartford.Yes, I am disappointed that this is the best Pedro Segarra could do..I am disappointed that an incumbent Mayor has so few accomplishments of his own , that he has to drag Sarah Bronin into the campaign. I am disappointed that Pedro attempted to undermine one of Hartford's brightest minds, as well as a very nice and genuine person, to try to boost his own image.
Sarah Bronin has proven herself in her own career as a very intelligent and capable professional. Any Mayor throughout this state would welcome the service of someone like Sarah to volunteer on a board or commission.Only a fool would call her service into question. Yes Pedro, I am calling you a fool.
I am also disappointed by Segarra's campaign dragging the Bronin children into the fray. The choice by the Bronin's to send their children to a private school was raised by Pedro's people. Why? Is that the best they can do? Is their anyone in their right mind that won't admit Hartford's Schools are far from where thy should be? I will give Segarra a few points here and say there has been some improvement under the current leadership, but the bar was very low to begin with. I think Superintendent Navarro has made improvements, but I think it is more about her leadership than it has anything to do with Pedro Segarra.
Any parent , the Bronin's included, I am sure want the best for their children to see them succeed for the future. To use their children as political pawns and put them in a Hartford School, when they know there is a much better option available to them, would be wrong. It might sell newspapers or make for a sensational blog posting by critics, but what parent could take the less than best choice for their Children?
It might be easy for a candidate without children to criticize the Bronin's choice of school, but I doubt there are many parents that would choose the less successful option if available.
We all want the best for the people we love and care about, and no one should be faulted for making the tough choice and doing what's best .I am pretty confident, if Pedro had children, they would leave the security of his Prospect Avenue compound , drive through the secured iron gates and their driver would head to their private school. I doubt any of Pedro's hypothetical kids would be breathing PCB's at Clark School, even if it was politically correct. Although with his decision making, you never know( especially if it was an election year)
Yes, I am disappointed. Disappointed that our incumbent Mayor has so little of his own accomplishments that he has to raise these nonsensical smoke screens. I for one would welcome a Mayor who instead of putting caviar and champagne first, would put the future of his children first, regardless of the press coverage. I would welcome Mayor whose wife has the knowledge and experience to better our City and its neighborhoods with her service.
Pedro, if only your new handlers had arrived five years ago and coached you how to be a leader and a Mayor then, you might actually have a decent track record for your campaign, instead of the garbage you are dumping on us now