BRISTOL â€“ The Bristol Town Clerks office still doesnâ€™t have the official numbers from the election, and theyâ€™re unsure when those numbers will be available.
Town and City Clerk Therese Pac said that itâ€™s a lot of votes, which are coming from different sources.
As of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Registrars of Voters were still counting votes. Once they are done counting, everything will move to the Town Clerks office. There Pac will go over the results and sign off on them.
According to the registrars website the turnout was 59.30 percent, which is 20,781 voters out of a possible 35,044.
Pac said that percentage is above average for midterm election. She has seen it go as high as mid 50s before.
Even though the official numbers arenâ€™t yet available, the unofficial numbers are.
() Republican incumbent Henri Martin has retained his seat in the 31st Senate District.
Unofficial results show him at 10,814 votes to challenger Chris Wrightâ€™s 9,157, for 54 percent of the total.
Martin, owner of Henri Martin Real Estate and Broad Street Self Storage, will start his third term as a state senator. A two-term Bristol city councilman, he graduated from St. Anselm College, in New Hampshire, and attended classes at the University of Hartford.
â€śThe stateâ€™s fiscal instability has resulted in year-after-year budget deficits, high taxes, and the loss of business and people,â€ť Martin has said. â€śWe must identify duplicative services, consolidate agencies and legislative committees, and seek justification for programs. We must shrink the size and cost of government.â€ť
() Republican Whit Betts won his fifth term as State Legislature against Democratic challenger, Allen Marko.
Betts won 2,820 votes to Markoâ€™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.
() Democratic incumbent Chris Ziogas has retained his seat as state representative for the 79th District.
Unofficial results show him with 3,665 votes to Republican David Rackliffeâ€™s 3,155, of 54 percent of the total.
Ziogas, a former two-term City Council member, was first elected to represent the district in 2016.
() Republican Cara Pavalock-Dâ€™Amato has won another term representing the 77th House District.
Unofficial results show her with 4,649 votes to Democrat Kevin Fullerâ€™s 4,129, for 53 percent of the total.
Pavalock-Dâ€™Amato was first elected to the General Assembly in 2014. She is a partner at The Law Offices of William J. Forbes in New Britain where she practices family, tax, bankruptcy and foreclosure law.
She has said one of her main goals in her next term will be welfare reform.
â€śThis is the topic that people most frequently contact me about,â€ť she has said. â€śThey call me to inform me about the overwhelming amount of abuse they see daily. Sadly, I also get the calls from people whose funds are cut. For example, this past year many needy people had their food assistance cut to $16 a month, which is unacceptable.â€ť
Unofficial vote totals:
Stefanowski-Markley (R) 10,857.
Lamont-Bysiewicz (D) 8,361
Secretary of the State:
Susan Chapman (R) 9,511
Denise Merrill (D) 9,939
Thad Gray (R) 9,537
Shawn Wooden (D) 9,826
Kurt Miller (R) 9,585
Kevin Lembo (D) 9,721
Susan Hatfield (R) 10,802
William Tong (D) 8,805
Matt Corey (R) 10,191
Chris Murphy (D) 10,576
State Senate 31st District:
Henri Martin (R) 10,814
Chris Wright (D) 9,157
State Representative 77th District:
Cara Pavalock-Dâ€™Amato (R) 4,649
Kevin Fuller (D) 4,129
State Representative 78th District:
Whit Betts (R) 2,820
Allen Marko (D) 1,529
State Representative 79th District:
David Rackliffe (R) 3,155
Christ Ziogas (D) 3,665
Registrar of Voters:
Sharon Krawiecki (R) 9,647
Kevin McCauley (D) 9,632
U.S. Congress 1st District:
Jennifer Nye (R) 8,882
John Larson (D) 10,661