East Haveners threw the majority of their votes to Democrats Tuesday as did voters statewide. This mirror-image is the reason so many candidates -- of both major parties -- open up headquarters here. East Haveners also come out in larger numbers than in many other Connecticut communities. It's a good place to be if you're running for public office.
All Democrats running for statewide seats won Tuesday night, except in the gubernatorial race, which could produce the sole Republican. It was still undecided at 1 a.m. Wednesday. East Haven also re-elected a Democrat, Mike Lawlor, for the State House. Probate Court Judge Michael Albis won 2-1 in East Haven, but lost to the North Haven Republican vote.
More than half of the registered voters in town made it to the polls Tuesday: 8,189 out of 15,666. The total of all registered voters breaks down to 5,765 Democrats, 2,448 Republicans and 7,428 unaffiliated. Actual numbers of Republicans and unaffiliated were not available election night.
How East Haven voted:
(At press time, these numbers had not been reported as verified by the registrar of voters.)
99th House District Rep: incumbent Democrat Mike Lawlor, 3,770; Republican challenger Linda Monaco, 2,951
East Haven/North Haven Probate Court Judge (includes votes from both towns): NH Republican Judge Mike Brandt, 9,180; EH Democratic Probate Judge Michael Albis, 8,311
Governor: Democrat Dan Malloy, 4,163; Republican Tom Foley, 3,952
U.S. Senator: Democrat Richard Blumenthal, 4,850; Republican Linda McMahon, 3,339
U.S. Congressperson 3rd District: Democrat Rosa DeLauro, 5,086; Republican Jerry Labriola, 2,622
Attorney General: Democrat George Jepsen, 4,170; Martha Dean, 2,984
Secretary of State: Democrat Denise Merrill, 3,959; Republican Jerry Farrell, 3,177
Treasurer: Democrat Denise Nappier, 4,128; Republican Jeff Wright, 3,126
Comptroller: Democrat Kevin Lembo, 4,239; Republican Orchuli, 2,944