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For New Fairfield, Ballot Goes Beyond Just Clinton Vs. Trump

Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Esty will face challenger Clay Cope for the 5th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Esty will face challenger Clay Cope for the 5th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Much of the political spotlight is focused on the heated ballot for the presidency between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

But voters in New Fairfield are also set to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in a number of races that are much closer to home.

Voters will be casting ballots in races for the U.S. Senate and House:

  • U.S. Senate: Democrat incumbent Richard Blumenthal of Greenwich vs. Republican challenger Dan Carter of Bethel vs. Libertarian challenger Richard Lion of Manchester vs. Green Party challenger Jeffery Russell of Glastonbury
  • 5th District U.S. House: Republican challenger Clay Cope vs. Democrat incumbent Elizabeth Esty

In the race for New Fairfield's only State Senate seat (District 24), voters will choose between Republican incumbent Michael A. McLachlan and Democrat challenger Kenneth Gucker.

For the State House, there are two different districts in New Fairfield (residents vote only in their district):

  • State House District 108: Republican incumbent Richard A. Smith is running unopposed
  • State House District 138: Democrat Jeff Tomchik vs. Republican Michael S. Ferguson

In the only town race, residents will choose one of two possible candidates for Registrar of Voters, both of whom are incumbents: Democrat Elaine A. Jordano and Republican Donna Freeborn.

And for president and vice president, four teams are on the ballot:

  • Democrats Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine;
  • Republicans Donald Trump and Mike Pence
  • Libertarian Party's Gary Johnson and Bill Weld
  • Green Party's Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka
  • Or you can do a write-in candidate.

Click here to see a sample ballot for New Fairfield from the secretary of the state's website.

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