BRIDGEPORT – City Council member Wanda Simmons announced her resignation last week without explanation.
According to the minutes of the Sept. 6 council meeting, Simmons requested a point of personal privilege just before adjournment. She said she would be resigning from her council seat effective immediately.
Mayor Joe Ganim thanked her for her service to Bridgeport.
In her letter of resignation addressed to City Clerk Lydia Martinez and Council President Aidee Nieves, Simmons wrote that she made the decision after “careful thought and consideration.”
Asked by phone why she had resigned, Simmons replied, “I’m not interested in talking about that.”
Simmons, a Democrat who represented the 139th district alongside Councilmember Ernest Newton, was elected in November 2021. She was endorsed by the Working Families Party for her platform of investing in public schools, establishing community-centered policing and revitalizing Bridgeport’s East End.
Simmons served on the City Council for 11 months.