Republicans David Rutigliano, Tony Hwang and Lawrence Miller will represent Trumbull in the state House of Representatives for the next two years. Hwang rolled to re-election over challenger Heather Dean in the 134th District. Rutigliano defeated former State Rep. Thomas Christiano and petition candidate Louis Bevilacqua in the 123rd. Miller ran unopposed in the 122nd, which includes the parts of Nichols along the Shelton border.
"A lot of work went into this win," said Rutigliano, who estimated he personally visited 2,500 homes in the 123rd District during the campaign. "Everyone I talked to said the same thing: They are unhappy with the state of the economy in Connecticut."