Voters on Tuesday re-elected at least three members of New Canaan’s delegation to the state legislature.
In an election that saw strong turnout and especially high numbers of absentee ballots cast amid the COVID-19 pandemic—leading to a delay in tallying votes—State Reps. Lucy Dathan (D-142nd) and Tom O’Dea (R-125th) and state Sen. Will Haskell (D-26th) retained their seats in the General Assembly. (O’Dea, a New Canaan resident, was unopposed.)
State Sen. Alex Kasser (D-36th) remained locked in a close race with Greenwich Republican Ryan Fazio as of 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. As in 2018, most New Canaanites backed Republican candidates for state offices, though they did so at lower overall percentages. New Canaan voters also backed U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-4) for the first time since his election to Congress one dozen years ago.