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Darien’s Votes in 2018 State and Federal Elections: Unofficial Vote Counts

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In Tuesday’s election, Darien went one way and Connecticut went another: While this Republican town supported GOP candidates, some more than others, the state elected Democrats and gave that party more control over the state Senate and House. — These voting results are from the Connecticut secretary of the state’s website. See also:

Darien’s 2018 Votes for Local Offices: Unofficial Vote Counts (Nov. 7)
Darien Voting Rates, District by District, Hour by Hour (Nov. 6)

Race for Governor
According to the Connecticut secretary of the state’s website, Darien supported Republican governor candidate Bob Stefanowski with 62.47 percent of the town’s votes for that office (we totaled up the Republican and Independent party votes).

Voting Stations John Visi Susan Gray Registrars Elections

What Will Be a Bit Different About Voting in This Election

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Voters will find something different when they go to vote on Tuesday: Darien has bought 18 new voting stations for its six polling locations, at a cost of $839 a piece. Voting starts at 6 a.m. across Connecticut and polling places won’t accept more voters past 8 p.m. If you’re not yet registered to vote, you can go to Town Hall (bring identification). If you’re not sure where to vote, look at the links below. The new polling stations look different but should do the job better, said Republican Registrar John Visi. For one thing, the “desk” part can be set low enough that a person in a wheelchair could roll up to them and use them (see the picture — Visi’s hand is on a lower “desk” part, Registrar Susan Gray’s hand is on a higher one).

Bob Stefanowski 2018

Meet Bob Stefanowski, GOP Candidate for Governor, at Grove St Plaza

Bob Stefanowski, Republican candidate for governor, is coming to Darien with his wife, Amy on Saturday, Nov. 3. The event is part of the Stefanowski campaign’s “Rebuild Connecticut Road Tour.” You can join them for coffee, cider, doughnuts and conversation at Grove Street Plaza from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Hear and discuss Bob’s vision for Connecticut. The event is hosted by First Selectman Jayme Stevenson, State Rep. Terrie Wood, and the Darien Republican Town Committee.

Letter

Letter: Support William Tong, a Fighter, for Attorney General

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To the editor:

This letter is in support of William Tong for the extremely important post of attorney general of the State of Connecticut. William, who is a six-term state representative from Stamford and Darien, has been a great leader on the Judiciary Committee and passed crucial legislation for our state to keep all our citizens safe. First, William is familiar with the workings of the state Legislature and the executive branch agencies, which is so important to the job of Attorney General. William has worked tirelessly to promote and pass bills that will protect all our population. Our gun laws are among the best in the nation and we must protect what we have.

LWV LVW Darien League of Women Voters

Candidates Night at Darien Town Hall

Candidates for the state Senate and House of Representatives, along with a candidate for Darien Board of Education will be speaking Tuesday, Oct. 30 at a “Candidates’ Night” sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Darien. The event, held at Darien Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road, will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by a debate at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. ________________

— an announcement from the League of Women Voters of Darien

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Following brief opening statements by candidates for each office, the audience will have an opportunity to submit questions to the candidates. The following candidates plan to attend:

State Senate District 25: Bob Duff (D) ; State Senate District 27: Carlo Leone (D) and Jerry Bosak ( R); State House District 141: Terrie Wood (R) unopposed; State House District 147: Matt Blumenthal (D) and Anzelmo Graziosi ( (R) and Darien Board of Education candidate , David Brown ( R).

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Letter: This Election Is Our Chance for a Better State Government

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To the editor,

No doubt, many of us will be relieved when the political campaigns and the rhetoric end on election day. But until then, please don’t lose sight of the critical importance of this election to the future of Connecticut and Darien, and of course, to you as a taxpayer. As we all know, the Malloy administration and its fiscal mismanagement have been devastating to Connecticut’s economy. As proof, Conecticut is ranked 49th in the United States in fiscal health, according to a recent survey. High taxes and excessive spending have not solved our problems, and they’re not going to.

LVW LWV League of Women Voters

Candidates’ Forum Tuesday Night for State Legislators and One Board of Education Candidate

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Candidates for the state Senate and House of Representatives, along with a candidate for Darien Board of Education will be speaking Tuesday night, Oct. 30 at a “Candidates’ Night” sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Darien. The event, held at Darien Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road, will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by a debate at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. ________________

— an announcement from the League of Women Voters of Darien

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Following brief opening statements by candidates for each office, the audience will have an opportunity to submit questions to the candidates. The following candidates plan to attend:

State Senate District 25: Bob Duff (D) ; State Senate District 27: Carlo Leone (D) and Jerry Bosak ( R); State House District 141: Terrie Wood (R) unopposed; State House District 147: Matt Blumenthal (D) and Anzelmo Graziosi ( (R) and Darien Board of Education candidate , David Brown ( R).

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For Transportation Issues, How CT’s Candidates for Governor Stack up: Cameron on Transportation

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Have you been following the race for governor? I have, and I’m deeply disappointed. Almost none of them is talking about transportation. How can we create jobs, stop people from moving out of state, encourage entrepreneurs or do anything to save our economy when we are in a literal and political gridlock? How much time do you waste in bumper-to-bumper traffic getting to or from work?

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Letter: Darien GOP Chair on Democrat’s ‘Irresponsibility’

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To the editor:

Once again, Democrats in Darien and across the state have shown they have no plans or solutions for Gov. Dan Malloy’s fiscal irresponsibility. Instead of discussing ways to fix the economy and bring jobs back to Connecticut, they are focused on fear mongering and national party politics. Voters should remember that years of Dan Malloy and Bob Duff have put us in the financial hole we find ourselves in today. Fortunately, in 16 days, voters across the state will go to the polls to support Bob Stefanowski and reliable Republican plans to cut taxes and grow our flagging economy. Chris Taylor
Darien RTC Chair

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Editor’s note: Darienite.com will accept letters to the editor related to the upcoming elections up to midnight, Oct.

Congressional District 4 Debate: Jim Himes (D) and Harry Arora (R)

Debate between 4th Congressional District Representative Jim Himes (D) and Candidate Harry Arora (R). Sponsored by Connecticut League of Women Voters and co sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters of Bridgeport, Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Stamford, Westport and Weston. Hosted by the Wilton LWV with support from Wilton High School Model Congress. Voter registration will be available prior to the event.

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Letter: Support Terrie Wood for State Representative

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To the editor:

I am writing in support of Terrie Wood’s candidacy to represent Darien and Norwalk as our state representative. I believe that Terrie’s socially responsible positions on issues such as reproductive rights and the environment along with her commitment to working toward bipartisan solutions to the important fiscal challenges facing Connecticut make her exactly the sort of candidate we need to support. In a time of deep political divisions, Terrie exemplifies the type of sensible, cooperative, outcome-focused legislator we need to see more of. Let’s make Connecticut a model for real bipartisan government that works. Melissa McKeithen
Yarmouth Road, Rowayton

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Letter: More Reasons to Come to the Democratic Rally on Sunday at Tilley Pond Park

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To the editor:
Public health and safety of the residents of Connecticut cannot be taken for granted. We have come a long way in preventing disease and promoting health. In Connecticut we have some of the strictest gun laws in the country. We are also fortunate to have good access to health care and coverage that addresses preexisting conditions. To ensure that we keep these health and safety measures in place, please join me Sunday October 21st at 1pm in Tilley Pond Park Darien and rally to get out the vote in support of our Democratic candidates and elected officials.

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Letter: Selectman Susan Marks on Why She Supports Terrie Wood for State Representative

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To the editor:

In 2008, when Terrie Wood was running for state representative in the 141st district, a very wise woman said, “Terrie listens first, questions, then acts.”

As I sat down to write a letter of support for Terrie this year, I realized those words are still so true. Darien, Norwalk and Rowayton are so fortunate to have Terrie representing us in Hartford. Terrie reaches out to her constituents. She listens to what they have to say. She represents us well in Hartford, and she holds many legislative updates to keep us informed about what is going on in the state.

LVW LWV League of Women Voters

Upcoming Candidates Forums Sponsored by League of Women Voters

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Two candidate forums, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Darien will take place before the election. See who will be running the show (and who won’t), and be knowledgeable when you make your own picks:

— an announcement from the League of Women Voters of Darien
Oct 21: Fourth U.S. Congressional District Debate
—Sunday, Oct. 21, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Clune Performing Arts Center at Wilton High School 395 Danbury Road, Wilton. Debate between U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, a Democrat, and Harry Arora, the Republican candidate. Voter registration will be available prior to the event.