Electors returned two incumbents to New Canaan’s delegation to the state legislature Tuesday, while voting in two Democrats to fill open seats. State Reps. Lucy Dathan (D-142nd) and Tom O’Dea (R-125th) retained their seats during the midterm election, while Democrat Ceci Maher won the 26th state Senate district and Democrat Keith Denning won the newly created 42nd House district on a mostly frigid, clear day that saw turnout among New Canaanites decline by about 5% of eligible voters compared to the 2018 midterms.
[Adding on Nov. 17, 2022: State Sen. Ryan Fazio (R-36th) won his race versus Democratic challenger Trevor Crow following a recount, according to The Advocate.]
Here’s a table detailing how New Canaan voted and how candidates fared overall in their races (we’ll update this as more returns come in):
New Canaanites also backed winning Democrats in higher contests such as the gubernatorial race—a change from 2018. The party breakdown in New Canaan has changed since that time:
Candidates for the state legislature discussed affordable housing, women’s reproductive rights, taxes and early voting during the League of Women Voters of New Canaan’s debate, held Oct.