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Albis Wins!

James Albis will take longtime former state Rep. Mike Lawlor's seat in the General Assembly.

East Haven's new state representative for the 99th District is Democrat James Albis. He bested Republican Linda Monaco in Tuesday's special election.

Unofficial count is 1,421-1,329.

"This is a great night for East Haven," Albis said at his headquarters minutes after learning the results. "It truly is."

"James is going to follow Mike Lawlor and fill his shoes," said Democratic Town Committee Chair Gene Ruocco.

Lawlor handed Albis his state license plate. The crowd roared.

Come back in the morning for full story, photos and video.

Lewis Langella February 23, 2011 at 01:36 AM
Glad to hear. Godspeed James...
Dan McCann February 23, 2011 at 01:42 AM
Congrats James. To all I was very proud of both candidates. Good luck up in Hartford.
Cynthia February 23, 2011 at 02:23 AM
Great Job James !!!! Best of Luck in Hartford !!!
Dave Hausler February 23, 2011 at 02:43 AM
Congratulations on a close race won and two candidates who kept it classy and focused on the issues. The voice of your constituency can be found among these pages, if you take the time to listen. Hats off to the Patch for its excellent coverage of this short election cycle!
Gene Ruocco February 23, 2011 at 02:56 AM
Thank you to the voters of East Haven, James will work hard for all of us. James; hard work will always lead you to your goals in life, GREAT JOB. Congratulations James. Keep up the hard work in Hartfort for the good of East Haven.
Benjamin Dover February 24, 2011 at 11:39 AM
"Come back in the morning for full story, photos and video." WHICH "morning" are you referring to Sharon, sometime next month? Very pathetic "reporting" do you actually get paid to do a bad job?

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