Wilton and Fairfield County Election Guide

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting the town of Wilton and Fairifeld County.


As we look ahead to November’s elections, Wilton Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.


 (R-26th): Seeking her third term as state senator, Boucher was first elected in 2008 to represent the 26th State Senate District, which includes Ridgefield, Wilton, New Canaan, Bethel, Westport and Weston. Prior to becoming a state senator, Boucher represented the 143rd District (Wilton and part of Norwalk) for six consecutive terms. Boucher, who lives in Wilton, has been  of Connecticut's . She is also . Prior to Boucher's election, fellow Republican Judith Freedman represented the district for 22 years. 

(D-Wilton): A longtime Wiltonian and five-year member of Wilton’s , Tedd Hoffstatter by the Wilton Democratic Town Committee to challenge incumbent Gail Lavielle for the 143rd district seat. Hoffstatter graduated from and has worked within several public school systems as an educator. He has served on the Water Pollution Control Authority Board, the ’s Board of Trustees, and as Chair of the Wilton Democrats. 

(R-143): Incumbent since Feb. of 2011, frequent Patch contributor Gail Lavielle beat former Democratic 143-seat-holder Peggy Reeves by a . Lavielle is a 10-year Wilton resident and a member of the following state legislative committees: transportation, appropriations, education, subcommittee on collective bargaining, subcommittee on higher education, and subcommittee of transportation. She has served as the Assistant Vice President of JP Morgan and has a passion for opera and music. 

Carolanne Curry (D-Westport): Curry, a Westporter, recently announced her candidacy  to secure the Democratic nomination to challenge Boucher to represent the 26th State Senate District in Hartford. Currently serving as an alternate on the Westport Planning and Zoning Commission, Curry has a "history of support of women's rights, reproductive rights and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights," according to  The Hour . If elected, Curry plans to secure a sound budget for the state, reinforce programs for senior citizens, create jobs and invest in education. 

(R-132): Kupchick is a on Fairfield Patch who’s seeking her second term representing the town in Hartford. As Kupchick says on her campaign website, she operates a small business with her husband.

(D-133): First elected in 2006 following what she describes on her campaign website as a grassroots effort born two years earlier, Fawcett in her most recent package that she says “directly reflects what teachers and progressive educators know works to improve our schools.”

(R-134): Hwang, first elected in 2008, garnered nearly 70 percent voter support in 2010. A who last wrote about , Hwang keeps up an active calendar of events he’s participating in, right on his campaign website.

John McKinney (R-25th): McKinney was first elected to the State Senate in 1998 and became Minority Leader in 2007. McKinney defeated Democrat Mitchell Fuchs by a 68-32 percent margin in 2010. McKinney—who — for U.S. Senate.


Jim Himes (D): The congressman, who on Patch, is seeking his third term in the 4th district and has recently focused his efforts on job growth, expanding veterans' rights and strengthening domestic violence laws.

Steve Obsitnik (R): The Westport businessman, who , said when he that leadership in Washington is needed to "support entrepreneurship, excellence in education, fiscal responsibility and private sector job growth."


Susan Bysiewicz (D): The former Secretary of State about the importance of small business in creating jobs in the state. "If we’re serious about job creation we need to send leaders to Washington who understand small business,” she said. “As the wife of a small business owner I know about that. Before my head hits the pillow every night I get an earful about small business.”

Chris Murphy (D): The congressman, , has been , but his response is that he's "proud" of his record and the way Congress has handled Wall Street reform.

Sylvester Salcedo (D): The Bridgeport lawyer is known for being one of the few Asian-Americans to run for U.S. Senate in the 2012 election — perhaps now the only one since — as well as driving to the Mexican border earlier this year to gain a some attention for his campaign.

Lee Whitnum (unaffiliated): The Greenwich resident spark some controversy when because Gov. Malloy and Rep. Chris Murphy are "lying to the people to pander to the ultra conservative branch of the Jewish community." She announced in June that she would

Linda McMahon (R): , the former WWE CEO is a clear frontrunner in the U.S. Senate race along with Rep. Murphy. She recently shared her .

Chris Shays (R): The former congressman, who lost his seat to Himes in 2008, recently turned to Republican political strategist Karl Rove for assistance with his campaign.

Kie Westby (R): , the Southbury attorney said that career politicians have had their chance to make changes. "It requires a fresh face, a fresh approach," he said. Although he hasn't officially suspended his campaign, Westby recently announced that he wouldn't submit the signatures required to be part of the Republican primary.

Eustace Tilley June 15, 2012 at 11:06 AM
Vote for anyone who is committed to reducing government spending. As individuals, people are inherently good. I have a somewhat more pessimistic view of people in groups. And I remain extremely concerned when I see what's happening in our country, which is in many ways the luckiest place in the world. We don't seem to be excited about making our country a better place for our kids. Steve Jobs


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