BRISTOL – Republican Whit Betts won his fifth term as State Legislature on Tuesday night against Democratic challenger, Allen Marko.
Betts won 2,820 votes to Marko’s 1,529 votes in the Bristol unofficial results (these results do not include Plainville.) Betts will continue to serve the 78th House District, which covers the western part of Bristol and all of Plymouth.
Betts has accomplished a lot during his previous terms, and he looks ahead to pursuing even more in the future. From 2017 to 2018, Betts was appointed by the House Republican Leader, Themis Klarides, to serve as the as the House Republican Whip, which is the second ranking member of each party’s leadership. Betts will continue to serve on the Appropriations, Public Health, and Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committees.
Betts is the director of sales at Green Acres Farm in Bristol. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Eisenhower College in New York.
Betts has served as Board Member for the following organizations; Central Connecticut Chambers of Connecticut, Bristol Hospital, Bristol Hospital Development Foundation, Ingraham Manor Nursing Home, President of Bristol Rotary Club, Bristol Republican Town Committee Chair, Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Renbrook School, Imagine Nation Museum, Bristol Boys and Girls Club, First Congregational Church of Bristol, Parent and Child Center, Bristol Community Organization and Bristol City Council.