BRIDGEPORT — Michael Knox wants a cleaner, more vibrant Bridgeport and he’s frustrated with the current City Council for not listening to his ideas.
This election will be Knox’s third attempt running for Bridgeport City Council. His opponent is Phillip Lee, who did not return phone calls or an e-mail interview request this week.
Knox, 67, retired from the Air Force in the 1980s and retired from FedEx in 2003. He moved to Bridgeport in 2004.
“Since moving here I’ve heard one story after another, we’re working on this or that,” Knox said. “It’s been five years and I haven’t seen any progress.”
If elected, Knox would advocate for a city ordinance to clean up abandoned vehicles and overgrown yards that mar Bridgeport’s appearance to visitors.
Knox also believes the city and community should work harder to keep businesses in town, such as the hardware store that recently closed.
“We’ve got to pay attention to the existing business we have. If not, Bridgeport is going to be a ghost town,” he said.
Rachel Schleif: 664-7139