Bill Finch was elected was elected Mayor of Bridgeport in 2007. Since taking office, he’s helped the Connecticut’s largest city experience green job creation, economic development, population growth, and a significant decrease in carbon emissions. He is also active on the state and national level, serving as the Chair of Connecticut’s Conference of Municipalities and Co-Chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Climate Change Task Force. Prior to becoming the Mayor of Bridgeport, Finch served as a state senator, co-chairing the General Assembly’s Environment Committee. He has also served as a member of Bridgeport’s City Council, and is a graduate of the University of Connecticut. He is the father of four children, and he and his wife, Sonya, reside in Bridgeport.