Fish Stark, son of former Rep. Pete Stark, is
getting into the family business.

PETE STARK | Fish Stark is a chip off the old block. The college-age son of former East Bay Congressman Pete Stark is facing his first election Wednesday. At stake is a seat on the 30-person New Haven, Conn. Board of Alders.

Stark, a junior at Yale, is challenging two-term Democratic incumbent Sara Eidelson in the Ward 1 seat representing district the college is located.

During the campaign, Stark has pledged to change the relationship between the college and the city.

The strategy to upend the status quo might comes from his father, who famously defeated a long-serving congressman in the East Bay over 40 years ago. Pete Stark’s tenure in Congress ended when Eric Swalwell used a similar narrative during the infamous race in 2012.

Fish Stark spoke to the Yale Daily News Wednesday about his prospect in today’s primary. The college newspaper endorsed Stark over the incumbent earlier this week.

// Yale Daily News reports exit polls show Eidelson leading Stark.


UPDATE: 10:00pm The young Stark begins his budding political career with a stinging defeat. Yale Daily News reports Eidelson defeated Stark 65-35 percent in a low-turnout primary election.