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Sorting through the numbers of yesterday’s around the region, here’s a highly selective, somewhat subjective look back on Election 2009 winners & losers: BIGGEST LOSER: Bridgeport Republicans, who won not a single contested race on the ballot. Not only did this forlorn band of partisans fail to break the vice-grip of the Democratic juggernaut’s hold Read More
For the Westport News/Jacob B. Murphy Gavin Anderson (left) republican candidate for Westport first selectman, joins democrat selectman Shelly Kassen, as they applaud Westport first selectman Gordon Joseloff on his victory. Far right is Andersons running mate Kristin LaFleur. Joseloff is applauded by supporters, piers and the republican opposition after winning the election. Unofficial results Read More
Amy Mortensen/For the Connecticut Post Stratford Mayor James R. Miron takes a moment after making his concession speech at Democratic Headquarters on Hawley Lane in Stratford on Election Night, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009. John Harkins rolled up a big margin of victory in winning the Stratford mayor’s job today, unseating incumbent Democrat James Miron. Read More
Fairfield Republicans appear to be amassing a major win in the battle for control of the Representative Town Meeting. With no contest for first selectman on this year’s ballot, the focus of this year’s political battle was for control of various municipal boards and commissions, with the 50-seat RTM the biggest prize. The GOP appears Read More
Christian Abraham/Connecticut Post Milford mayor James Richetelli hugs his wife Lisa, during his victory speech at the Stonebridge Restaurant on Daniels Street in Milford, Conn. on Tuesday Nov. 4, 2009. Mayor James Richetelli has cruised to a solid victory in Milford today, capturing roughly 60 percent of the vote and helping fellow Republicans win back Read More
Easton voters easily returned Republican First Selectman Thomas Herrmann to office for a second term today. The final count shows the incumbent beating Democratic challenger Christopher Neubert by a margin of better than two-to-one.
Monroe First Selectman Tom Buzi has apparently been unseated after one term, losing to Republican challenger Steve Vavrek, a former Town Council member. Preliminary returns show Vavrek carrying three of four voting districts, as well as the absentee tally.
Early reports show Republican Timothy Herbst leading Democratic incumbent Raymond Baldwin in the race for first selectman. The official tally is not available, but the lead for Herbst, the 29-year-old chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission, appears to be solid.
Preliminary numbers being posted in the Stratford mayor’s race show Republican John Harkins taking a commanding lead over incumbent Democrat James Miron and two independents. The tally is not official yet, but observers say the lead amassed by Harkins, a veteran state legislator, appears to be insurmountable, and that it appears likely the Miron, the Read More
Bridgeport, the state’s largest city, is far outside the spotlight this Election Day. With a four-year mayoral term, the current incumbent, Bill Finch, is only at the midpoint of his tenure, and won’t have to face the voters — or the music, depending on how you see things — for another two years. That being Read More