Update: Nov. 7:
These are the unofficial results of the 143rd Assembly District election:
- Gail Lavielle: 2,740 votes
- Ted Hoffstatter: 2,317 votes
- Gail Lavielle: 574 votes
- Ted Hoffstatter: 477 votes
- Gail Lavielle: 3,928 votes
- Ted Hoffstatter: 2,277 votes
- Gail Lavielle: 7,242 votes
- Ted Hoffstatter: 5,071 votes
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Today, Ted Hoffstatter, who has been elected to the Wilton Board of Selectman three times, is looking to unseat State Rep. Gail Levielle, a Republican who has represented Connecticut's 143rd Assembly District since 2010.
The 143rd Assembly District represents parts of Westport, Wilton, and Norwalk.
Levielle, who lives in Wilton, had a 100 percent attendance and voting record during the 2011 and 2012 legislative sessions. She has more than 20 years experience in executive leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies.
Levielle is a member of three General Assembly committees: Appropriations, Education, and Transportation. She is also a member of the Higher Education Consolidation Committee and the bipartisan Long Island Sound Caucus.
If elected, Hoffstatter said he intends to attract new businesses in order to create new jobs, and “keep young people in state by investing in research and development and transportation infrastructure,” according to his website.
Hofstatter said he would also like to ease the tax burden for all citizens and “trim the budget by eliminating redundancies and wasteful business practice.”
Lavielle, a Republican, is a member of the Wilton Board of Finance and Public Transportation Comission. Since 2008, Hofstatter has has served as the Democratic State Central Committee representative for the 26th district.