Voter turnout and incumbents were the big winners this Election Day in East Haven.
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, state Sen. Leonard Fasano and state Rep. James Albis will all return to Hartford for another term, after each were victorious in their re-election campaigns Tuesday. (All voting result totals are posted above.)
In addition, East Haven will have a new state representative for its 96th District, — which was part of Connecticut's redistricting earlier this year — New Haven resident Roland Lemar. Lemar ran unopposed.
The Democrat Albis defeated his Republican challenger 5,904 to 2,719 votes.
Fasano earned 5,954 East Haven votes to 4,555 for his Democratic challenger Steve Fontana.
Democrat Chris Murphy took 5,759 votes in town Tuesday to his Republican challenger Linda McMahon's 4,721 votes.
And in the 3rd District U.S. Congressional race, DeLauro gained 8,037 here in East Haven on her way to re-election, to her Republican challenger Wayne Winsley's 2,694.
And in East Haven's local Registrar of Voters race, Democrat John Buonome defeated Republican Donna Norman by 5,737 votes to 4,182.
Throughout the day, voting at East Haven's polling stations was brisk and busy.
At one point at the District 1 polling station in Tuttle School, the line of voters stretched around from one side of the hall to the other, and then out the main doors.
And Tuesday's voter turnout numbers for East Haven back that up: 11,219 of the town's 15,520 registered voters cast their ballots in today' election — or some 72.2 percent.
Although that's shy of the town's 2008 voter turnout total of 77 percent, election moderators said the polls in the town remained busy throughout the day.
East Haven Vote Totals:
Romney - 4650
Obama - 6533
Anderson - 42
Johnson - 77
McMahon - 4721
Murphy - 5759
Passerelli - 208
3rd US Congressional District
Winsley - 2694
DeLauro - 8037
State Senate 34th District
Fasano - 5954
Fontana - 4555
State Representative 96th District
Lemar - 1211
State Representative 99th District
Cubellotti - 2719
Albis - 5904
Registrar of Voters
Norman - 4182
Buonome - 5737
East Haven Patch will have additional updates and coverage of Tuesday's results to come.