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Wilms Declares Victory for District 142 in Norwalk

Republican candidate leads over Andy Garfunkel

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Norwalk, CT | Added on November 05, 2014 At 12:17 AM

Republican Fred Wilms declared victory as the new representative for the 142nd State House District at the Norwalk Inn Tuesday night. 

"Hard work starts right away," said Wilms. "I'm going to roll up my sleeves and I'm going to try to achieve what I promised I would do." 

At the Hilton Garden Inn, Democratic candidate Andy Garfunkel was not prepared to concede defeat as of 10:15 p.m.

"Absentee ballot count sometimes takes until 2 o'clock in the morning here in Norwalk or at least to release those numbers so, we go to bed, we're winners and we'll find out in the morning, might be a re-count, we don't know anyways, I thank you all for your support." 

Results collected from the Republican Town Committee show Wilms received 3,238 votes and Garfunkel 3,031. Wilms and Garfukel battled to fill the spot of retired state Representative Larry Cafero's 142nd district seat in the state House of Representatives. Republican, Larry Cafero retired after serving his eleventh term representing the 142nd district. Wilms says he's going to work to fulfill all promises he's made to voters. 

"A lot of them came up to me today and said we're really counting on you to really follow through with what you said and people are tired of politicians who get elected and say one thing during the campaign and do another when they're in office and they're looking for someone who's authentic, who will try to do what they did, and that's what I'm going to do," said Wilms. 

Republican Gail Lavielle won her third term for state representative for the 143rd district. Results as of 10 p.m. show Lavielle beat democratic candidate Keith Rodgerson by over 600 votes. 

"The residents of the 143rd district affirmed for me my faith in human nature to recognize that disparagement, negativity and distortion of the truth contribute nothing to voter information or to progress in any way," said Lavielle. "It has been my priority throughout this election season to stick to the truth and to stick to the issues that my constituents have told me are important to them and nothing more and that is how I demonstrated to them respect and they recognized it." 

 


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