2 state House incumbents re-elected; 1 too close to call
FAIRFIELD — Despite a heavy voter turnout, the results remained the same as far as the town’s state representatives go, with all of the incumbents apparently holding onto their seats.
“Right now, it’s looking very good for the incumbents,” Republican Town Commitee Chairman James Millington said.
In the 132nd District, Republican incumbent Brenda Kupchick will return to Hartford. She captured 6,019 votes compared to her Democratic challenger, Caitlin Clarkson Pereira, who received 4,932 votes.
All vote totals are unofficial.
State Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey, D-133, the lone Democrat in the town’s state delegation, easily won her re-election bid over Republican Sally Connolly. Vahey garnered 5,580 votes and Connolly received 3,156.
“When I was asked to run, I knew that my district would be so difficult, given the voter makeup and the fact that there was a well-like incumbent in place,” Connolly said. But, she said, she saw the campaign as an opportunity to change the political dialogue to a more positive conversation and be a “positive, independent voice within the Republican Party.”
In the 134th District, state Rep. Laura Devlin, a Republican, received 3,177 votes in Fairfield compared to the 2,765 received by her Democratic challenger, Ashley Gaudiano. The 134th District covers parts of both Fairfield and Trumbull. Trumbull gave Devlin,a Fairfield resident, 2,547 votes while Trumbull resident Gaudiano got 2,471.