Moore declares victory in 22nd Senate race representing Bridgeport, Trumbull, Monroe

BRIDGEPORT — State Sen. Marilyn Moore, a Democrat from Bridgeport, was on the path to reelection Tuesday to represent sections of that city, Monroe and Trumbull.

Although unofficial results were not complete Tuesday night, Moore was ahead by thousands of votes against Independent Party candidate, Wilfredo Martinez, also of Bridgeport.

Moore, who is viewed as an independent within blue-Bridgeport's Democratic machine, has served the 22nd Senate District in the Connecticut General Assembly since 2014. 

"I think the people are happy with me," she said, adding constituents were focused on economic issues. "The price of gas. How are they gonna feed their family? And I understand and want to do everything I can to help them."

With another term secured, the big question facing Moore will be whether to again run for mayor next year against Democrat Joe Ganim. Moore came close to ousting Ganim during the 2019 primary and has said she is considering a rematch.

In the meantime Moore had said that, if reelected, "The safety and education of our children will continue to be my priority.

"The legislation I helped craft that created a Commission on Gun Violence Prevention and Intervention will support programs aimed at engaging our youth. I will continue to push for funding and evaluation of programs to determine the most effective ways to reduce the violence and trauma associated with gun violence," Moore said. "I believe the root cause of the violence is a poor education which leads to poverty.  I will seek to address innovative funding mechanisms to support the cities who suffer from the current lack of funding and have experienced high rates of gun violence and poor educational outcomes."