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Mayor-elect Bronin promises to curb crime, improve schools, boost economy

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Luke Bronin is the mayor-elect of Hartford. (WFSB photo) Luke Bronin is the mayor-elect of Hartford. (WFSB photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Hartford City Hall will soon have a new voice.

Political newcomer Luke Bronin won the race for mayor on Tuesday night.

For many voters, the victory was anticipated. However, they said new challenges lie ahead.

Bronin said that while the voters made him mayor-elect, he’s not done listening to them.

He said his ears and door are open.

“Hartford voters spoke loud and clear that it's time to get Hartford working again," Bronin said.

Bronin’s first challenge was defeating incumbent Mayor Pedro Segarra in the Democratic primary two months ago.

He then trounced a host of opponents, including Republican challenger Ted Cannon.

"My thoughts moving forward is to wish him all the luck in the world,” Cannon said. “I know he has some good ideas. I hope he can implement them and I am looking forward to a better Hartford."

Bronin said his promises included curbing crime, improving schools and boosting economic development.

“I think the people of Hartford understand our challenges are deep we cannot fix our deepest problems overnight,” he said. “But we've got to begin making progress and we’ve got to begin quickly making progress."

Gov. Dannel Malloy said he’s a friend of Bronin’s and a former boss. He called Bronin a tireless worker.

Bronin will be sworn in early next year.

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