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For Fairfield, Ballot Goes Beyond Just Clinton Vs. Trump

In the race for the 4th Congressional District, Republican challenger John Shaban will take on four-term Democratic incumbent Jim Himes.
In the race for the 4th Congressional District, Republican challenger John Shaban will take on four-term Democratic incumbent Jim Himes. Photo Credit: File

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 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
  • 4th District U.S. House: Republican challenger John Shaban of Redding vs. Democrat incumbent Jim Himes of Greenwich

In the race for Fairfield's only State Senate seat (District 28), voters will choose between Republican incumbent Tony Hwang and Democrat challenger Philip Dwyer.

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

  • State House District 132: Republican incumbent Brenda Kupchick vs. Democrat challenger Dru Georgiadis
  • State House District 133: Democrat incumbent Cristin McCarthy Vahey vs. Republican challenger Raymond J. Neuberger
  • State House District 134: Republican incumbent Laura M. Devlin vs. Democrat challenger Frederick Garrity, Jr.

The only town race is for Registrar of Voters, where residents will choose one of two candidates, Democrat incumbent Matt Waggner or Republican Steve Elworthy.

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 Fairfield from the secretary of the state's website.

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