Connecticut Senate election, 2008

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The Connecticut Senate election, 2008 was held on November 4, 2008 to elect Senators to the Connecticut Senate for the term which began in January 2009 and ended in January 2011. The election occurred on the same date as other federal and state elections, including the quadrennial U.S. presidential election.

The 2008 election saw the election or re-election of 24 Democrats and 12 Republicans to fill the Senate's 36 seats. The incumbent party in each district held onto control of their respective seats in the election, except for one seat which changed control from Republican to Democratic.

Results[edit]

Results of the 2008 Connecticut Senate election.[1] Party shading denotes winner of Senate seat.

District Constituency Incumbent Votes for Republican candidate Votes for Democratic candidate
1 Hartford (part), Wethersfield (part) John W. Fonfara (D)
Barbara J. Rhue
4,027
John W. Fonfara
18,898WF
TP
2 Bloomfield (part), Hartford (part), Windsor (part) Eric D. Coleman (D)
Veronica Airey-Wilson
8,123
Eric D. Coleman
27,321WF
3 East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, South Windsor Gary LeBeau (D)
No nomination
Gary D. LeBeau
32,912WF
4 Bolton, Glastonbury, Manchester, Marlborough Mary Ann Handley (D)
David H. Blackwell
20,282
Mary Ann Handley
28,573WF
5 Bloomfield (part), Burlington, Farmington (part), West Hartford Jonathan A. Harris (D)
Joseph Merritt
14,807
Jonathan A. Harris
36,040WF
6 Berlin, Farmington (part), New Britain Donald J. DeFronzo (D)
Thomas A. Bozek
9,941
Donald J. DeFronzo
22,079WF
7 East Granby, Enfield, Granby (part), Somers, Suffield, Windsor (part), Windsor Locks John A. Kissel (R)
John A. Kissel
24,206WF
George Colli
19,870
8 Avon, Barkhamsted, Canton, Colebrook, Granby (part), Hartland, Harwinton (part), New Hartford, Norfolk, Simsbury, Torrington (part) Thomas J. Herlihy, Jr. (R)
Kevin D. Witkos
26,853
Arthur H. House
23,627WF
9 Cromwell, Middletown (part), Newington, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield (part) Paul R. Doyle (D)
Ralph Capenera
20,089
Paul R. Doyle
27,488
10 New Haven (part), West Haven (part) Toni N. Harp (D)
Melissa Papantones
2,836
Toni N. Harp
25,586
11 Hamden (part), New Haven (part) Martin M. Looney (D)
No nomination
Martin M. Looney
29,426WF
12 Branford, Durham, Gilford, Killingworth, Madison, North Branford Edward Meyer (D)
Ryan Suerth
20,430
Edward Meyer
30,565
13 Cheshire (part), Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown (part) Thomas P. Gaffey (D)
Tim Lenox
10,543
Thomas P. Gaffey
30,476WF
14 Milford, Orange, West Haven (part) Gayle Slossberg (D)
Vincent Marino
16,776
Gayle Slossberg
28,248
15 Naugatuck (part), Prospect, Waterbury (part) Joan V. Hartley (D)
No nomination
Joan V. Hartley
21,839
TP
16 Cheshire (part), Southington, Waterbury (part), Wolcott Sam S.F. Caligiuri (R)
Sam S.F. Caligiuri
25,362
TP
No nomination
17 Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden (part), Naugatuck (part), Woodbridge Joe Crisco (D)
Tamath K. Rossi
13,659
Joe Crisco
25,553WF
18 Griswold, Groton, North Stonington, Plainfield, Preston, Sterling, Stonington, Voluntown Andrew M. Maynard (D)
Anne P. Hatfield
13,189
Andrew M. Maynard
27,389
19 Andover, Bozrah, Columbia, Franklin, Hebron, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Montville (part), Norwich, Sprague Edith G. Prague (D)
No nomination
Edith G. Prague
32,458WF
RWI
20 East Lyme, Montville (part), New London, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook (part), Salem, Waterford Andrea L. Stillman (D)
Thomas C. Simones
13,547
Andrea L. Stillman
29,808
TP
21 Monroe (part), Shelton, Stratford (part) Dan Debicella (R)
Dan Debicella
24,925
Janice Andersen
21,334WF
22 Bridgeport (part), Monroe (part), Trumbull Rob Russo (R)
Robert D. Russo
17,994
Anthony J. Musto
21,747WF
RWI
23 Bridgeport (part), Stratford (part) Ed A. Gomes (D)
Milton Johnson
2,308
Edwin A. Gomes
21,213WF
24 Bethel (part), Danbury, New Fairfield, Sherman David J. Cappiello (R)
Michael A. McLachlan
19,262I
TP
Duane E. Perkins
17,536WF
25 Darien (part), Norwalk Bob Duff (D)
Steve Papadakos
12,473
Bob Duff
28,807WF
26 Bethel (part), New Canaan (part), Redding, Ridgefield, Weston (part), Westport, Wilton Judith G. Freedman (R)
Toni Boucher
28,704
John Hartwell
25,569WF
27 Darien (part), Stamford (part) Andrew J. McDonald (D)
Vacancy in nomination
Andrew J. McDonald
25,946
RWI
28 Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston (part) John P. McKinney (R)
John McKinney
31,627
Martin A. Goldberg
19,802WF
29 Brooklyn, Canterbury, Killingly, Mansfield, Putnam, Scotland, Thompson, Windham Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D)
Harry Carboni
9,163
Donald E. Williams
27,733WF
30 Brookfield, Canaan, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Milford, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington (part), Warren, Washington, Winchester Andrew W. Roraback (R)
Andrew Roraback
32,285
Michael J. Renzullo
17,183WF
31 Bristol, Harwinton (part), Plainville, Plymouth Thomas A. Colapietro (D)
Vacancy in nomination
Tomas A. Colapietro
29,229WF
32 Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Middlebury, Oxford, Roxbury, Seymour (part), Southbury, Thomaston, Watertown, Woodbury Rob Kane (R)
Robert J. Kane
28,571
John McCarthy
22,432WF
33 Chester, Clinton, Colechester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook (part), Portland, Westbrook Eileen M. Daily (D)
Vincent A. Pacileo III
17,624
Eileen M. Daily
30,326
TP
34 East Haven, North Haven, Wallingford Len Fasano (R)
Leonard A. Fasano
31,122WF
No nomination
35 Ashford, Chaplin, Coventry, Eastford, Ellington (part), Hampton, Pomfret, Stafford, Tolland, Union, Vernon, Willington, Woodstock Tony Guglielmo (R)
Tony Guglielmo
34,822
Vacancy in nomination
36 Greenwich, New Canaan (part), Stamford (part) William H. Nickerson (R)
L. Scott Frantz
26,308
TP
Mark Diamond
17,912
Notes

TP Denotes that a minor, third party candidate (or candidates) also ran in this district's election.

RWI Denotes that a registered write-in candidate (or candidates) was also present in this district's election.

WF Denotes that this candidate also ran on the line of the Connecticut Working Families Party. The votes won by this candidate include both their Working Families and their party of affiliation figures combined.

I Denotes that this candidate also ran on the independent line. The votes won by this candidate include both their independent and their party of affiliation figures combined.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election results for State Senator" (PDF). Secretary of the State of Connecticut. Retrieved March 2, 2011.