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Incumbent wins 69th state House race in GOP primary

The incumbent 69th state House District representative, Cindy Harrison, has won her primary race.  She garnered about 51-percent of the vote compared to the 49-percent received by Southbury Selectman Jason Buchsbaum.  The 69th District represents Southbury, part of New Milford, Bridgewater and Roxbury in the Connecticut General Assembly.  No Democrats have filed to run for the seat.

Harrison, a Newtown native, received 915 votes. Buchsbaum received 869 votes.

She says the economy and public safety are the biggest issues facing the state.  She is a certified public accountant and wife of a retired police officer, who owns and operate Breezy Knoll Farm.  In the most recent General Assembly session, Harrison served on the legislature’s Appropriations Committee, Environment Committee and Transportation Committee.