It’s official; Republican Lezlye Zupkus on Tuesday won election to Connecticut's 89th Assembly District.
Zupkus bested Democrat Vickie Nardello in a vote of 6,209 to 5,978, narrowly winning by 231 votes. Her upset win bucks a trend in an election year in Connecticut that looked to favor both incumbents and Democrats. Zupkus, a Mississippi native, is new to political office.
The 89th District covers Cheshire, Bethany and Prospect.
In other local state house races, Democrat Mary Fritz bested Republican Guy Darter on a vote of 6,666 to 4,434 in the 90th Assembly District, which covers Wallingford and Cheshire.
In the 103rd Assembly District, Republican Al Adinolfi beat out Democrat Elizabeth Linehan on a vote of 5,783 to 4,506.
In the 16th Senate District Republican Joe Markley beat Democrat Corky Mazurek, 10,208 to 7,754. And in the race for the 13th Senate District, Republican Len Suzio narrowly lost to Democrat Dante Bartolomeo on a vote 19,751 to 19,558.