John Michael Fabrizi (December 25, 1956-) was the former mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, succeeded by Bill Finch. Events 274 - Roman Emperor Aurelian Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government He is also a member of the U.S. Democratic Party. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party.
Fabrizi holds degrees from Southern Connecticut State University as well as the University of Bridgeport and has served in numerous public service capacities. Southern Connecticut State University (alternately SCSU Southern is one of five state universities in Connecticut, and is located in New Haven Connecticut University of Bridgeport is a private non-sectarian University located on Long Island Sound in the South Bridgeport section of Bridgeport, Connecticut Public services is a term usually used to mean services provided by Government to its Citizens, either directly (through the Public sector) or He was assistant director of Bridgeport's adult education program, and was also a teacher of fifth and sixth graders. Adult education is the practice of teaching and educating adults In Education, a teacher is one who helps Students or pupils often in a School, as well as in a Family, religious or Fifth grade (called Grade 5 in some regions is a year of Education in the United States and many other nations Sixth grade (called Grade 6 in some regions is a year of Education in the United States and many other nations He was first elected to public office, the Bridgeport Civil Service Administration, in 1983. Public administration can be broadly described as the development implementation and study of branches of government Policy.
In 1992, Fabrizi was elected to the Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee and in 1996, he was elected to the Democratic State Central Committee of Connecticut. The Democratic State Central Committee of Connecticut is the local branch of the Democratic Party in the state of Connecticut. In 1997, he was elected to the Bridgeport City Council. He became the mayor of Bridgeport in 2003, after the previous mayor, Joseph P. Ganim, was sentenced to nine years in a federal prison for corruption charges. Political corruption is the use of governmental powers by government officials for illegitimate private gain As mayor, Fabrizi is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition, an organization formed in 2006 and co-chaired by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston mayor Thomas Menino. The Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition is a coalition of Mayors from 225 different United States cities, with a stated goal of "making the public safer The City of New York Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman and the Mayor of New York City. Thomas Michael Menino (born December 27, 1942) is the mayor of Boston Massachusetts, United States and the city's first
In June 2006, an FBI report surfaced in which an alleged drug dealer claimed an associate had a videotape of the mayor using cocaine. The illegal drug trade or drug trafficking is a global Black market consisting of the cultivation manufacture distribution and sale of illegal Drugs Videotape is a means of recording images and sound onto Magnetic tape as opposed to movie film. Cocaine ( benzoylmethyl ecgonine) is a Crystalline Tropane Alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the Coca plant The rumor that there was a videotape turned out to be false. At first, Fabrizi acknowledged that he had made "poor choices in the past", but declined to be more specific. Eventually, in a prepared speech he gave, he declared openly that over the course of a number of years he abused alcohol and used cocaine occasionally. Drug abuse has a wide range of definitions related to taking a Psychoactive drug or Performance enhancing drug for a non-therapeutic or non-medical effect Alcoholism is a term with multiple and sometimes conflicting definitions U. S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor has said Fabrizi was not a target of the drug investigation, and he apologized to the mayor after the report was released. The War on Drugs is a prohibition campaign undertaken by the United States government with the assistance of participating countries intended to reduce the Illegal
On May 9, 2007, Fabrizi announced he would not seek re-election. The full text of his speech is here: 
Fabrizi is currently serving on the Democratic State Central Committee of Connecticut for the 2008-2010 term. The Democratic State Central Committee of Connecticut is the local branch of the Democratic Party in the state of Connecticut.