Past problems are resurfacing in the race for mayor in Hartford.
On Wednesday, Mayor Pedro Segarra fielded questions about his past after a political blogger stirred the pot about a bankruptcy from more than one decade ago.
This isn’t the first time accusations against Segarra have surfaced. They did four years ago when he was running for re-election.
The mayor’s bankruptcy may have raised even more questions on how long he has been a Hartford resident.
The 41-year-old has made a point during his campaign of saying he has lived in Hartford most of his life, however it appears after the bankruptcy he was practicing law in South Florida.
On the bankruptcy forms, he used two names – Pedro and Peter Segarra.
The mayor said he was asked if he had other names, like nicknames, and he said “Peter” is a name he has known since he was about 9 years old.
When Eyewitness News asked how long he has been in Hartford, he said “I had an office here and one in Miami.”
When Eyewitness News asked if he lived in Miami, he said “Absolutely not, definitely more here,” and that he “commuted back and forth.”
A spokesperson for democratic challenger Luke Bronin’s campaign called the revelations troubling.
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