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Rep. Steinberg Leads Incumbents To Victory In Westport Races

Jonathan Steinberg, projected winner for the state House, is flanked by Jessica Bram and Ellen Lautenberg.
Jonathan Steinberg, projected winner for the state House, is flanked by Jessica Bram and Ellen Lautenberg. Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Incumbent Jonathan Steinberg (D-Westport) won re-election Tuesday to District 136 in the State House.
Incumbent Jonathan Steinberg (D-Westport) won re-election Tuesday to District 136 in the State House. Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs

WESTPORT, Conn. — Tuesday was a night for incumbents from both parties in Westport as voters handed victories to some local familiar faces.

Democrat incumbent Jonathan Steinberg will return to Hartford to represent State House District 136 after defeating a challenge from Republican Catherine A. Walsh.

In his thank you speech, Steinberg praised the voter turnout in town.

“Westport will be approaching 90 percent turnout … a great night for Democrats," he said. "I’m really incredibly gratified by the mandate I believe I’ve received. It looks like the final results will be about a 15 percent margin, much larger than any of my previous three terms."

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In State House District 143, Republican incumbent Gail Lavielle ran unopposed and won.

For the State Senate, the incumbents were also victorious Tuesday. In State Senate District 26, Republican incumbent Toni Boucher topped a challenge from Democrat Carolanne Curry. In State Senate District 28, Republican incumbent Tony Hwang easily beat back Democrat challenger Philip Dwyer.

For the U.S. House, Rep. Jim Himes, a Democrat, defeated a challenge from Republican John Shaban of Redding, who did not run for re-election to the State House due to his Congressional run.

For the U.S. Senate, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, won re-election by topping Republican challenger Dan Carter of Bethel. Carter did not seek re-election to the State House due to his Senate run.

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