Meet Joe

Joe Ganim is the Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut. He is the son of George W. Ganim Sr. and Josephine Ganim, and grew up in the town of Easton, Connecticut. Before he began his extensive legal and political career, he enrolled in the University of Connecticut to pursue his Bachelor of Arts in Government Studies. After completing his undergraduate degree, Joe then earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Bridgeport, now Quinnipiac University School of Law.

Joe is the proud father of three children - one child a recent college grad, one is currently in college, and his youngest son is now a sophomore in high school.

Joe has always strived to better his local community, coaching youth baseball and football teams while also volunteering with nonprofit organizations throughout Connecticut. Joe usually starts his day at the gym with a daily workout. He is also an accomplished marathon runner, having completed marathons in Boston and Los Angeles, and of course local marathons in Bridgeport and in Southport the Annual Turkey Run!

You can also find Joe at the University of Bridgeport in the evening as an adjunct professor co-teaching a course on American Government. Joe enjoys teaching while getting to know the students that have integrated into our community and are learning about government. Joe proudly serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Bridgeport.