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GOP State Representative Rolls To Victory In Stratford Mayoral Race

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Laura Hoydick Photo Credit: Courtesy of Laura Hoydick

STRATFORD, Conn. -- Republican State Rep. Laura Hoydick won her bid to be the town's first female mayor, besting two other women contenders Tuesday night, according to News 12.

Hoydick, executive director of the Stratford Chamber of Commerce, had said she will give up her state seat if elected.

She faced Democrat Stephanie Philips and petitioning candidate Sandra J. Zalik, for the mayoral seat.

In a 9:30 p.m. victory speech, Hoydick said she and her supporters will "lead as a team."

Just after 9 p.m., Philips spoke to her supporters, saying the results didn't look promising.

"As the numbers are coming in, it’s pretty evident that we are going to come up short," she said. "It’s pretty obvious."

Current Mayor John Harkins decided not to seek re-election after eight years in office.

The Stratford Star called the Town Council races on its Twitter account (winners, according to the Star, are in bold:

District One

Bieu Tran - D

Chris Pia - R

Mark T. Scheck - Petitioning Candidate

District Two

Christina Heffern - D

Ronald "Ron" Tichy - R

District Three

Wali Kadeem - D

Victor Ayala, Jr. - R

Daniel S. Cook - Petitioning Candidate

District Four

David Harden - D

Linnea "Lin" Scheck - R

District Five

Greg Cann - D

John Dempsey - R

District Six

Prez Palmer - D

Ken Poisson - R

District Seven

Donald Putrimas - D

Bill Perillo - R

District Eight

Anna Scala - D

Jim Connor - R

District Nine

Bill O'Brien - R

District Ten

Tina Marie Manus - D

Laura Dancho - R

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