A Republican will continue to serve residents the 68th House District of Woodbury and Watertown. Joe Polletta handily won over Democrat Louis Esposito, gaining 78-percent of the vote.
About 19-percent of registered voters in Watertown cast ballots while about 16-percent of Woodbury residents voted.
The 28-year old Polletta switched to the Republican party two years ago. He is a member of the Town Council and the Blight Task Force, and works for his family's real estate business. Polletta opposes recreational marijuana and a state tax on social security.