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Bolinsky Just Edges Out Romano in 106th District [Updated]

According to unofficial results, the race was within 50 votes.

Updated at 11:25 p.m. Nov. 6:

According to unofficial results posted on the Hartford Courant, Mitch Bolinsky is Newtown's new state Representative in Hartford.

The difference was less than 50 votes.

  • Bolinsky: 5,747
  • Romano: 5,699

The Newtown Bee called the race in Bolinsky's favor, too.

Update at 11:25 a.m. Nov. 6:

Lisa Romano was greeting voters outside Reed Intermediate School this morning. She was joined by campaign volunteer Marj Cramer.

"I think Lisa is a really cool lady who would represent Newtown well in Hartford," Cramer said.

Voter turnout at Reed has been high all morning.

Original article follows:

No matter who wins the race for the 106th District today, Newtown will have a new state representative in Hartford. The current representative, Chris Lyddy, is not seeking re-election after serving two terms.

Mitch Bolinsky is a marketing professional who has lived in town for 12 years. He has the backing of both the Republican Party and the Independent Party, and serves on Newtown's Legislative Council.

In a report born out of a meeting with the editorial board of the News-Times, the newspaper writes:

"If elected, Bolinsky stated, he intends to stand up against an administration 'taxing the daylights' out of businesses and individuals. He is a constitutional advocate who believes 'the more government does, the less it does well.'"

Lisa Romano, a journalist by trade who is also a Realtor and stay-at-home mom, is running on the Democrat's ticket. She has lived in Newtown for 11 years. Lyddy has endorsed her.

In making her case to be elected, Romano touts her experience in the public education arena and her pledge to support business and foster job growth.

"A job creation bill was passed in the last legislative session, and I will make certain that Newtown businesses and residents benefit from this legislation," she said during a prepared speech Sept. 3, as reported by the Newtown Bee. "I will also look for ways to jumpstart new businesses."

Who are you voting for in this race and why?

Sally Lynn MacDonald November 06, 2012 at 12:20 PM
I'm voting for Romano because I've seen Bolinsky's inaction on the Legislative Council, and the last thing this town needs is more inaction, following blindly and disrespect of the people that he represents. No thank you. I don't want it for Newtown.
Scot Wilson November 07, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Great Job Lisa. Quite an amazing push. Newtown still needs you. I hope to see you around town as we do our part to keep Newtown "Nicer."
Truthteller November 07, 2012 at 11:52 AM
Disappointing to say the least. Another obnoxious lemming from Newtown's political machine.
Buck L. November 07, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Mitch Bolinsky ran a tough race, built on character, truths, and integrity and I have no doubt that he will bring those qualities to Hartford in January. He worked hard for this win through his 12 years of dedicated public service to Newtown. I too hope Lisa Romano chooses to stay involved; Newtown can only benefit from people getting involved. Oh, and resorting to name calling from a troll identity is cowardly, Truthteller.

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