First Selectman Jayme Stevenson thanked voters and supporters for electing her to a fourth two-year term as the chief town elected official. “I want to thank all the voters who came out today,” a rainy election day, she pointed out, “and I want to thank the tremendous ton of people who helped Susan [Marks], Kipp [Koons] and I [the Republican ticket for Board of Selectmen].” Editor’s note: This article has been updated, with later updates incorporated into the body of the text. FINAL UPDATE — 11:49 p.m.
“We’ll work very hard for everybody in Darien, regardless of their party,” she added. She hoped to work well with Pamela Sparkman, who will be the new Democrat on the Board of Selectmen, and she and other Republicans will welcome her to the board, Stevenson said. Asked what factors were different this election year, Stevenson pointed out that “There are many outside pressures this year,” some of which could have hurt Republican candidates, others that could hurt Democrats running for office.