Republicans win big in Shelton; Probate judge secures sixth term

Republicans had a good night in Shelton, with the city’s three state legislators easily winning. Victorious were state Sen. Kevin Kelly and state Reps. Ben McGorty and Jason Perillo.

Other Republicans on the ticket also were victorious in Shelton, based on unofficial results.

In the race for governor in Shelton, Republican Tom Foley defeated Democrat Dan Malloy, 4,784-7,735, or 62% to 38%. It appears Malloy won the statewide race to win a second term.

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Click below the results from the Shelton races:


In the race for Congress in the 4th District in Shelton, Republican Dan Debicella beat Democrat Jim Himes, 7,878-4,525, or 64% to 36%. Himes won the overall race and will serve a fourth term in Congress. Debicella lives in Shelton.

In the Shelton results, Republicans also won the races for treasurer, secretary of the state,. comptroller and attorney general.

During a Shelton GOP election night gathering at Vazzy’s on Bridgeport Ave., the results were posted on the wall via computer.

Perillo, who ran for re-election unopposed, would read the results as they were received from the city’s four voting districts.

He also would shout out results from towns around Fairfield County in Debicella’s race.

Probate judge is re-elected

Shelton Judge of Probate Fred J. Anthony, also a Republican, was unopposed for a new four-year term.

“I’m looking forward to getting back to work,” Anthony said. “My staff and I are eager to continue serving the community.”

During a brief speech during the election night gathering, Anthony remembered when he was first elected to the position in 1994.

“I first did this 20 years ago, and this is just as satisfying as 20 years ago,” he told supporters. “We have a great team here in Shelton.”