BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Earlier today, Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee member, Marcus Brown, and Bridgeport middle school teacher, Kyle Langan, announced their candidacy for Bridgeport City Council in the 132nd Municipal District.
Marcus Brown is a lifelong resident of the great city of Bridgeport, spending his early years growing up in Marina Village and later moving to Brooklawn. Brown’s political experience ranges from working with local elected officials like Rep. Chris Rosario and Rep. Steve Stafstrom, as well as working on the reelection campaign for Congressman Jim Himes. Currently, Marcus attends Housatonic Community College where he also serves as Secretary of the Student Senate. He is a member of the Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats and an elected representative of the Democratic Town Committee for the 132nd district.
“Many of the same issues that plagued Bridgeport in my youth remain unresolved, including violent crime and an increasing tax burden,” Brown stated. “As a graduate of the Bridgeport Public Schools, I understand the shortfalls of a system where education is chronically underfunded over decades. I will not sit back and let these issues continue to hurt future generations in our city, and that is why I’m running with Kyle for City Council to make this City a better place,” Brown concluded.
Kyle Langan is a lifelong Bridgeport native. He attended Boston University as a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. scholar where he received his BA in English., and he holds a MA in Education Leadership Management and Policy from Seton Hall University. Since June of 2016, Langan teaches at Achievement First Bridgeport Academy, a public state charter, as the 8th grade literature teacher. Langan is currently a member of Bridgeport Generation Now, Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats and organizes and attends education advocacy events as an individual.
“As a native of Bridgeport, I am humbled by the opportunity to run for City Council. Marcus and I are “United for Change” to work hard with the citizens of Bridgeport to find creative solutions to the very real and complex problems we face. I believe that every voice is valuable and that through honest, transparent communication we channel the strength of our city.” Langan concluded.
Marcus Brown & Kyle Langan are Democratic Primary challengers in the upcoming Municipal Election. The Democratic Primary is September, 12th, 2017.