FAIRFIELD, Conn. Voters will now pick the Democratic nominee for one of Fairfields three state House of Representatives seats. Kevin Coyner filed for a primary earlier this week for the partys nomination, challenging party-endorsed candidate Sue Brand in the 132nd District.
Brand, a member of Fairfields Board of Education, won the Democratic Town Committees nomination at the district convention May 23. She edged out Coyner, a firefighter who works in Greenwich, by one vote. The two will now face off in a primary Aug. 14.
Since there was only a one vote margin in the nomination, I felt it was important to take the decision to the voters in Fairfield in the August Democratic primary election, Coyner said in a statement.
The 132nd District covers most of Fairfields coastline and southern neighborhoods. It is currently represented by Republican Brenda Kupchick . The districts Republicans voted unanimously for Kupchick to be the partys nominee in her bid for a second term.
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