May Election Results

Update 10:29 – Gorski wins re-election in Bethany. Democrats do well across the board. It wasn’t long ago that Bethany was a very Republican town.

Not sure how many other results we’ll get, but, as usual, it’s a good night to be an incumbent. Unless you’re in Naugatuck, that is. Aldon Hynes has a nice wrap-up of elections in Woodbridge.

Update 9:20 – Wtfdnucsailor in the comments is reporting that Democrats roll in Groton City, though a non-Democrat seems to have been elected to a council seat for once.

Update 9:16 – Republicans are winners in Bolton and Andover, reports the JI. I still need to actually register for their website, so I can just read headlines.

Update 9:14 – Democrat Cynthia Kata wins re-election to the largely meaningless post of borough warden in Jewett City. Story here. Turnout was 8%.

Update 9:10 – Democrat Ed Sheehy definitely the big winner tonight in Woodbridge. It is much harder to find information about these elections online this year as compared with previous years. Shutdowns of local newspapers have had a significant impact on the availability of election information.

Update 8:46 – Aldon Hynes has been posting news of big Democratic wins in Woodbridge tonight.

Update 8:43 – Compare this Naugatuck result to last cycle in 2007, when Mike Bronko won about 40% of the vote, with the rest split between the Democratic candidate and a third-party candidate. Tonight Bronko won 40% of the vote, but the vote against him was not split. Still, in 2007 Republicans won control of the Board of Burgesses, and tonight they were reduced to the smallest minority possible.

Update 8:33 – Unofficial numbers: Bronko (R) 2370, Mezzo (D) 3519. Board of Burgesses is now controlled by Democrats, 6-3.

Update 8:14 – That was quick. Looks like Bob Mezzo is handily winning the race, winning in all districts. Unless there’s something dramatic out there, Mezzo will be the new mayor of Naugatuck, ending several cycles of Republicans dominating that office.

I’m listening to WATR in Waterbury for some good local election coverage. Listen in if you’re interested in knowing who has won the race between Bob Mezzo and Mayor Mike Bronko in Naugatuck. Great local radio coverage, well worth listening in online!

One thing the commentators are talking about right now is how change at the national level might affect local races. My thought is that national stuff probably doesn’t affect what happens locally at all.

Results will be coming in from Andover, Bolton (their last May election), Woodbridge, Bethany and Union, as well as plenty of smaller localities, throughout the night.

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10 responses to “May Election Results

  1. CTcentrist

    It’s Mezzo. No surprise here.

  2. Mezzo looks to have won 60%-40%, a very strong win for a Democrat in Naugatuck. Very interesting.

  3. wtfdnucsailor

    Word from a reliable source is that Dennis Popp has won reelection in Groton City by a 60-35-5 percent margin (He had two opponents). The City Council now has a minority representative (Streeter edged out Fritz Poppe by nine votes) so the Democrats now have a 5-1 majority vice the 6-0 prior to the election.

  4. So it seems Healy and Connecticut Republicans have picked up where they left off 2008, still unable to win.

  5. Aldon and Chuck Swirsky rocked the GOTV effort in Woodbridge and the Dems swept the election. Great job everyone!

  6. So it seems Healy and Connecticut Republicans have picked up where they left off 2008, still unable to win.

    How deeply involved was Nancy whatsername from the Dems?

    State parties don’t generally get too involved in local elections for a couple of good reasons;

    They can’t (not won’t, *can’t*)

    It would appear heavy-handed (and would be)

  7. State parties don’t generally get too involved in local elections for a couple of good reasons;

    Oh please,the parties always get involved in these elections. Don’t dumb down this site.

  8. Oh please,the parties always get involved in these elections. Don’t dumb down this site.

    Uh….no.

    Aside from a staffer or two wandering about – just how many people do you think the two parties even employ?

    Nor is either party rolling in dough; the Dems even had to lay off a staffer or two.

    So just what impact you think either state party organization might have had is wildly more than the case.

  9. Bruce Rubenstein

    My libertarian friend ACR is right…..as a former dem state party finance chair I know for a fact that the state dem party doesnt really get involved and has very few employees to get involved…with all due respect ctredcoat seems inexperienced.

  10. ACR you are either playing dumb or you just are not paying attention. Connecticut Republicans had phone banks and door to door teams running for three plus weeks.

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