By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER
The unofficial results of the 2018 midterm election have come in, according to the website of the Secretary of the State.
The new governor and lieutenant governor of the state of Connecticut are Democrats Ned Lamont and Susan Bysiewicz, who secured 661,581 votes at the state level. In Plainville, voters’ support went to Republican opponents, Bob Stefanowski for governor and Joe Markley for lieutenant governor, who garnered approximately 52.09 percent of the votes.
Plainville voters supported incumbent Democrat Chris Murphy for U.S. Senate over Republican challenger Matthew Corey. Murphy was supported at the state level, as well, garnering almost 250,000 votes over his opponent.
Democratic candidate for Congress district 5 Jahana Hayes beat out opponent Manny Santos both locally in Plainville and at the state level.
In the race for state senatorial district 31, incumbent Henri Martin (R) will maintain his seat. He secured more than 6,500 votes above his opponent, Chris Wright (D).
For the 22nd House of Representatives district, incumbent William Petit, Jr. (R) will maintain his seat.
Plainville voters backed Susan Chapman (R) for secretary of the state, but Democratic incumbent Denise Merrill was supported at the state level.
In the race for treasurer, Plainville voters supported Thad Gray (R), but his Democratic opponent Shawn Wooden availed at the state level.
For comptroller, locals supported Kurt Miller (R), but Kevin Lembo (D) was victorious across the board. Locals also supported Sue Hatfield (R) for attorney general, but Democrat William Tong was elected to serve that roll in Connecticut.
Andre Dorval, running unopposed, was elected as Judge of Probate.
The first question asked about the money in the Special Transportation Fund, and its intended use. Plainville voters supported this amendment to the state constitution, with 5,516 “yes” votes and 794 “no” votes.
The second question asked if public participation should be mandatory when considering the “transfer, sale or disposition of state-owned or state-controlled real property or interests in real property.” Plainville voters voted supported this amendment to the state constitution, with 5,178 “yes” votes and 987 “no” votes.