Newtown Approves Charter Changes, Re-Elects Incumbents

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Voters in Newtown widely approved sweeping Charter changes and returned their incumbents to Hartford in voting on Tuesday. 

Surrounded by his family, state Sen. Tony Hwang thanks supporters gathered at Flipside after Tuesday's election.
Surrounded by his family, state Sen. Tony Hwang thanks supporters gathered at Flipside after Tuesday's election. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness
State Rep. J.P. Sredzinski.
State Rep. J.P. Sredzinski. Photo Credit: State Rep. J.P. Sredzinski

In State Senate District 28, Republican incumbent Tony Hwang defeated Democratic challenger Philip Dwyer.

In State House District 106, Republican incumbent Mitch Bolinsky turned back Eva Zimmerman, a Democrat, according to the Newtown Bee.

In State House District 112, incumbent Republican J.P. Sredzinski ran unopposed and won. 

In State House District 2, the race was too close to call between Republican William Duff and Democrat Raghib Allie-Brennan. The two are competing to fill the House seat left empty by Dan Carter, who ran unsuccessfully for Senate.     

In local Newtown elections, Democrat LeRaine Frampton and Republican Carey Schierloh were elected as registrars of voters. 

In the race for Judge of Probate, Republican Daniel O'Grady topped Democrat Sharon Wicks Dornfeld. 

The two questions relating to changes in the town Charter were both approved, according to the Newtown Bee: 

  • Question No. 1: Shall the Charter be amended to provide that the maximum number of members from any one Political Party permitted to serve on the seven-member Board of Education shall not exceed four, (the current Charter provides that the limitation is five members from any one Political Party)? Approved
  • Question No. 2: Shall the remaining Charter Amendments adopted by the Legislative Council on November 18, 2015 be approved notwithstanding the results of Question No. 1? Approved

For the U.S. House, incumbent Democrat Elizabeth Esty topped Republican Clay Cope, the first selectman of Sherman, in the 5th District. 

For the U.S. Senate, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, won re-election by topping Republican challenger Dan Carter of Bethel. Carter did not seek re-election to the State House due to his Senate run.

Click here to read the story at the Newtown Bee.

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