GOP strong in Trumbull; Senate seat goes to Democrat
UPDATED 12:45 a.m. — Republicans won big in Trumbull Tuesday night.
GOP Chairman Paul Lavoie said his party got out the vote and worked hard.
"Trumbull has done its job for the Republican party," Lavoie said. "Now we just need to wait on the rest of the state."
State Rep. Dave Rutigliano and T.R. Rowe celebrated at the Trumbull Marriott Tuesday night, with fellow Republicans. Rutigliano thanked supporters and also criticized his opponent, Democrat Doug Sutherland, for what he called a "nasty" campaign.
"This election was particularly nasty," Rutigliano said "At least Trumbull showed that kind of campaign isn't going to work."
Rowe, who serves Trumbull, Monroe and Easton celebrated a win against Matt Reale.
"It's a magnificent job, it's a challenging job," Rowe said of being probate judge. "You are dealing with sensitive and difficult issues. It's a challenge but I love it."
Trumbull resident Rick Costantini, who won in his hometown, did not win the race for the 22nd State Senate district overall. Democrat Marilyn Moore claimed a victory, winning the seat, which represents Trumbull, Monroe and a part of Bridgeport.
“I think we did a great job,” Costantini said of the campaign. “I wish Marilyn Moore the best.”
Shortly before midnight, Laura Devlin, who won her race for the 134th district, beating Democrat Tara Cook-Littman, stopped by the GOP gathering.
The seat includes a part of Trumbull and Fairfield. Devlin will replace Tony Hwang who ran and won a seat in the state Senate.
Devlin said she has heard a lot from voters about Hwang’s outreach in the district.
“It’s big shoes to fill,” Devlin said. “But I got into this because I care deeply and want to make positive change. I’m ready to fight for Trumbull and Fairfield.
Trumbull Democratic Town Committee Chair Tom Kelly said he was proud of the work his party did.
Below are the unofficial results, not including results on the ballot questions:
- Tom Foley (R) — 7,515
- Dannel Malloy (D) — 5,582
U.S. Congress, 4th District
- Dan Debicella (R) — 6,890
- Jim Himes (D) — 6,069
State Senator, 22nd District
- Rick Costantini (R) — 7,617
- Marilyn Moore (D) — 5,087
122nd House District
- Ben McGorty (R) — 429
123rd House District
• Dave Rutigliano (R) — 4,941
Doug Sutherland (D) — 2,949
134th House District
- Laura Devlin (R) — 1,887
- Tara Cook-Littman (D) — 1,764
Secretary of the State
- Peter Lumaj (R) —7,029
- Denise Merrill (D) — 5,377
- Timothy Herbst (R) — 7,881
- Denise Nappier (D) — 5,070
- Sharon McLaughlin (R) — 7,207
- Kevin Lembo (D) — 5,116
- Kie Westby (R) — 6,469
- George Jepsen (D) — 5,823
Judge of Probate
- T.R. Rowe (R) — 8,446
- Matthew Reale (D) — 4,490
Registrars of Voters
- William Holden (R) 7,418
- Laurel Anderson (D) — 4,882