In nine special legislative elections across the state this week, Republicans picked up one seat each in the state Senate and House, with Democrats holding onto the others being contested.
After the new lawmakers are sworn in, the state Senate will include 22 Democrats and 14 Republicans; in the House, there will be 98 Democrats and 52 Republicans—with one seat vacant due to Rep. Carlo Leone (D-Stamford) winning election to the Senate.
6th Senate (Berlin, Farmington and New Britain)
- Democrat Theresa (Terry) Gerratana defeated Republican Timothy Stewart
13th Senate (Meriden, Middlefield, and parts of Cheshire and Middletown)
- Republican Len Suzio defeated Democrat Thomas Bruenn
27th Senate (Stamford, Darien)
- Democratic State Rep. Carlo Leone defeated Republican Bob Kolenberg.
20th House (West Hartford)
- Democrat Joseph Verrengia defeated Republican Allen Hoffman
25th House (New Britain)
- Democrat Robert Sanchez won (there was no Republican candidate)
36th House (Chester, Deep River, Essex and Haddam)
- Democrat Phil Miller defeated Republican Janet Peckinpaugh
99th House (East Haven)
- Democrat James Albis defeated Republican Linda Monaco
101st House (Madison, Guilford)
- Republican Noreen Kokoruda defeated Democrat Joan Walker
126th House (Bridgeport)
- Democrat Rev. Charles Stallworth defeated Republican James Keyser and several other petitioning candidates.
For more information, contact CBIA's Lisa McGuire at 860.244.1109 or email@example.com.