STRATFORD, Conn. -- Republican State Rep. Laura Hoydick won her bid to be the town's first female mayor, besting two other women contenders Tuesday night, according to News 12.
Hoydick, executive director of the Stratford Chamber of Commerce, had said she will give up her state seat if elected.
She faced Democrat Stephanie Philips and petitioning candidate Sandra J. Zalik, for the mayoral seat.
In a 9:30 p.m. victory speech, Hoydick said she and her supporters will "lead as a team."
Just after 9 p.m., Philips spoke to her supporters, saying the results didn't look promising.
"As the numbers are coming in, it’s pretty evident that we are going to come up short," she said. "It’s pretty obvious."
Current Mayor John Harkins decided not to seek re-election after eight years in office.
The Stratford Star called the Town Council races on its Twitter account (winners, according to the Star, are in bold:
Bieu Tran - D
Chris Pia - R
Mark T. Scheck - Petitioning Candidate
Christina Heffern - D
Ronald "Ron" Tichy - R
Wali Kadeem - D
Victor Ayala, Jr. - R
Daniel S. Cook - Petitioning Candidate
David Harden - D
Linnea "Lin" Scheck - R
Greg Cann - D
John Dempsey - R
Prez Palmer - D
Ken Poisson - R
Donald Putrimas - D
Bill Perillo - R
Anna Scala - D
Jim Connor - R
Bill O'Brien - R
Tina Marie Manus - D
Laura Dancho - R
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