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For Weston, Ballot Goes Beyond Just Clinton Vs. Trump

In the race for the 4th Congressional District, Republican challenger John Shaban will take on four-term Democratic incumbent Jim Himes.
In the race for the 4th Congressional District, Republican challenger John Shaban will take on four-term Democratic incumbent Jim Himes. Photo Credit: File

WESTON, Conn. — Much of the political spotlight is focused on the heated ballot for the presidency between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

But voters in Weston are also set to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in a number of races that are much closer to home.

Voters will be casting ballots in races for the U.S. Senate and House:

  • U.S. Senate: Democrat incumbent Richard Blumenthal of Greenwich vs. Republican challenger Dan Carter of Bethel vs. Libertarian challenger Richard Lion of Manchester vs. Green Party challenger Jeffery Russell of Glastonbury
  • 4th District U.S. House: Republican challenger John Shaban of Redding vs. Democrat incumbent Jim Himes of Greenwich

For the State Senate, there are two different districts in Weston (residents vote only in their district):

  • State Senate District 26: Republican incumbent Toni Boucher vs. Democrat challenger Carolanne Curry
  • State Senate District 28: Republican incumbent Tony Hwang vs. Democrat challenger Philip Dwyer

In the race for Weston's only seat in the State House of Representatives, Republican Adam Dunbsy is facing Green Party candidate Bonnie Troy for the District 135 seat that Shaban is leaving to run for Congress. Dunsby is the First Selectman of Easton, a position he intends to keep if he wins.

The only town race on the ballot is for the Registrar of Voters, where residents will choose one out of three possible candidates: Democrat incumbent Mike Zegers, Republican incumbent Theresa Brasco, and Green Party candidate Stephen A. Miller.

And for president and vice president, four teams are on the ballot:

  • Democrats Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine;
  • Republicans Donald Trump and Mike Pence
  • Libertarian Party's Gary Johnson and Bill Weld
  • Green Party's Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka
  • Or you can do a write-in candidate.

Click here to see a sample ballot for Weston from the secretary of the state's website.

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