The field in the race for mayor of Hartford grew by one this week, West End attorney John Gale. Gale was on Face the State as an exploratory candidate a while back, and is on the show this Sunday as an official candidate.
Gale talked about his upbringing in the capital city as the son of an Italian immigrant, and stressed his knowledge of Hartford and his experience of living here and the ways the city has declined. The city was bigger when Gale was born, by about 40 thousand people and was the retail hub of the region.
We talked about the argument Gale will present to voters about why he believes Mayor Pedro Segarra should be replaced, and why he is a better candidate that another Segarra challenger, Luke Bronin, who was on Face the State last week. Gale was critical of Segarra’s management and the people he’s hired. Gale also was asked about his views on the baseball park, for which the groundbreaking is set to take place in two and half weeks. And he brought a prop, a sketch of a downtown project he’d like to get done if elected mayor.
You can watch the entire interview that aired Sunday morning at 11 on Face the State on WFSB Channel 3 right here: http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=11088192
Also on the program we are talking about the politics of winter storms, black history month, and our flashback takes us back to the blizzard of ’78 and Governor Ella Grasso.