Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Toni Harp Announces Mayoral Candidacy

Harp announced on Sunday in Edgewood Park she will be a candidate in this year's mayoral election.

From Wikipedia:

Toni Nathaniel Harp is an American politician. Harp, a Democrat, has been a state senator from Connecticut since 1993.
Harp, a resident of New Haven, represents the western half of the city as well as part of West Haven in the Connecticut Senate.
Harp was born in San Francisco and graduated from Roosevelt University and received a M.Ed. from Yale University. Prior to being elected in the Connecticut Senate, Harp served as a New Haven Alderman; she defeated incumbent Senator Charles H. Allen III for the Democratic nomination in 1992.
In 2001 her husband, the prominent architect and developer Wendell Harp, was embroiled in a scandal after he sold a property to the city of New Haven for $485,000, more than twice its assessed value. The city later resold the property at a huge loss, leading to allegations of corruption.[1] It soon after emerged that as Mr. Harp owned over $200,000 in back taxes to the city, he should not have been able to do business with the city at all.[2]
In 2007 Harp introduced a bill to have the state pay for free diapers for poor mothers. [3]

You can find out more about her history on her web page here.