Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin is declaring victory Tuesday night in his bid for a second term leading the capital city.
"Over the last four years I hope we've proven wrong all those people who said government isn't capable of doing difficult things, that elected officials aren't willing to make the hard decisions for the sake of the long term," Bronin said.
Bronin, a Democrat, was running against James Stanley McCauley, who was on the Republican ticket, and W. Michael Downes, Giselle Gigi Jacobs, Aaron Lewis and former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez as four petitioning candidates.
"We made tough decisions and we opened our books because we've got confidence in the decisions we made," Bronin said. "We've tackled some of the toughest crises our city has ever faced. We didn't shy away. We will be equally determined taking on the fights we have left to fight. Because as I've said throughout this campaign we've got a lot of work left to do, a lot of hard work left to do."