Hartford Mayor announces re-election campaign

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra (file).

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Mayor Pedro Segarra announced Monday that he is seeking re-election to Hartford’s top post.

Joined by a crowd of supports outside City Hall, Segarra announced his re-election campaign, citing the goal of keeping Hartford’s progress moving forward.

“The momentum is real and tangible and I am proud of the progress,” said Mayor Segarra. “After many years, optimism is back in Hartford and with good reason. You hear the difference in conversations, you see the difference by walking around the city, and you feel the difference in all that there is to do in the city.  We are a great Capital City and are becoming even greater with each passing day.”

Segarra mentioned some of the changes made in the city under his leadership, including increasing graduation rates from 29 percent up to 71 percent, reducing crime, and fixing neighborhoods with projects and blight remediation.

When asked where his campaign starts and whether his campaign was focused on a Primary Election or General Election the Mayor responded, “The campaign starts right now and it starts with everybody who is here.”

Segarra has enlisted the services of DNA Campaigns LLC, veterans of numerous municipal and legislative races around the state.

Segarra answered a few questions before meeting with people in the crowd and greeting supporters before heading back into City Hall.

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