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Conn. General Assembly members up for election tomorrow

Democratic incumbent Julie Kushner is seeking a 3rd term representing the 24th state Senate District, which includes Danbury and part of Ridgefield.  Republican Danbury Board of Education member Michelle Coelho is looking to unseat Kushner.  Coelho is a design project coordinator who was one of the initial developers of The Rivington.  The mother of three is a Cuban American.

Republican Toni Boucher is looking to get back into politics.  The former longtime state legislator is running for her old seat, the 26th Senate District.  She spent 12 years in the House and 10 in the Senate.  Democrat Ceci Maher is also running for the open seat.  She worked 14 years as Executive Director of an organization called Person-to-Person and most recently served as interim Executive Director of Sandy Hook Promise. 

Connecticut’s 28th state Senate District now includes all of Fairfield, Easton, and Newtown, and most of Bethel. Due to redistricting it no longer includes portions of Westport or Weston.  Republican incumbent Tony Hwang is seeking another term and being challenged by Democrat Tim Gavin.

There's an opening in the 30th state Senate District, which represents Brookfield, New Milford and 16 other towns in the northwest corner.  Democrat Eva Bermudez-Zimmerman and Republican Stephen Harding are running for the position.  Harding is currently the 107th House District Representative and Bermudez-Zimmerman has been  an advocate for 16 years, with 10 years representing child care providers.

The 32nd state Senate District now includes part of Bethel, and serves towns including Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Roxbury, Southbury, Washington, and Woodbury.  The race today features a 2020 match up of Republican incumbent Eric Berthel and Democratic challenger Jeff Desmarais.

Republican Jenn Lewis is seeking to unseat Democratic incumbent Raghib Allie-Brennan in the 2nd House District of Bethel.  Due to redistricting, the seat represents larger portions of Bethel and Danbury, but no longer includes parts of Newtown and Redding.

The 42nd state House District now includes Ridgefield because redistricting. Wilton Selectwoman Kim Healy is the Republican candidate.  She was an auditor with PriceWaterhouseCooper.  Keith Denning is the Democratic candidate.  He is a practicing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. 

Democrat state Representative Maria Horn is seeking her third term in the 64th House District, which includes Kent and the surrounding towns.  She is being challenged by political newcomer Chris DuPont, a Goshen Republican. 

New Milford Republican state Representative Bill Buckbee is seeking a 4th term serving in the 67th House District.  He serves as the ranking member of the Commerce Committee and is a member of the Energy and Technology, Human Services and Veterans’ Affairs committees.  He is being challenged by Democratic New Milford Town Council member Alexandra Thomas, who previously served on the New Milford Board of Education. 

Republican Martin Foncello is running for the open state House seat in the 107th House District, which includes Brookfield and portions of Bethel and Newtown.  Foncello is a retired Army colonel, a former Homeland Security intelligence officer, and served two terms as Brookfield’s First  Selectman.  Democrat Phoebe Holmes is also running for the open seat.  She is a member of the Brookfield Zoning Commission. 

State Representative Patrick Callahan is running for reelection in the 108th House District serving New Fairfield and Sherman.  Democrat Jeff Ginsburg is looking to unseat him.  Ginsburg grew up in Danbury and retired in Sherman.

Farley Santos is seeking to follow in Democrat David Arconti's footsteps and represent the 109th House District in Danbury.  He previously served on the Board of Education and is a City Council member.  Republican Jesy Fernandez is also seeking the open seat.  He came to the country from the Dominican Republic,  served in the United States Navy, and is a small business owner.

Democrat Bob Godfrey is looking to continue his 34 years in office with an 18th term serving Danbury in the 110th House District.  Republican Eric Gleissner is looking to unseat him.  Gleissner has been a business owner for 35 years as a landscaper and mason.

In the 111th House District, Democratic incumbent Aimee Berger-Girvalo is seeking reelection.  Republican Selectman Bob Hebert is looking to unseat her.

Redding state Representative Anne Hughes is seeking a third term in office serving the 135th House District.  Republican Alex Burns is looking to unseat her.  He is currently serving on the Weston Planning and Zoning Commission. 

Democratic incumbent Ken Gucker is seeking another term representing the 138th House District.  He is being challenged by Republican Rachel Chaleski, the Danbury Board of Education chairwoman.

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