Southington and Plainville official results are in.
n Democrat Liz Linehan emerges victorious over Republican Diane Pagano in Tuesday’s election and will lead the 103rd House District through the next term.
Linehan garnered 5,188 votes while Pagano drew 4,873.
Linehan was elected in 2016 and was a town councilor in Cheshire from 2013 to 2017, when she resigned to focus on the legislature. She also had an eight-year career with CPTV and has a background in marketing and entertainment.
n Republican Rob Sampson has won the 16th Senate District seat previously held by Joe Markley.
Markley, a Republican, vacated the seat when he joined the campaign of Bob Stefanowski with the hopes of being elected as Lieutenant Governor.
Sampson led with 23,986 and Democrat Vicki Nardello trailed with 18,330.
“I’m excited to succeed my dear friend Senator Joe Markley, and I am proud that I ran a clean race. I will continue my efforts to rebuild Connecticut’s economy and preserve American identity,” said Sampson.
n Republican John Fusco has won the 81st House District with 5,859 to Democrat Ryan Rogers’ 4,538.
“My first year running for office as a challenger, working hard and being successful meant that I had the people’s faith,” said Fusco. “Now, running as an incumbent and winning versus a challenger who worked equally as hard, means that I have the people’s faith. It does not go unappreciated and it won’t be betrayed. I will bring economic vitality back to this state.”
Fusco was elected in 2016 and he has worked for 21 years as a production manager for a large manufacturing company. He has previously served on the town Conservation Commission and the Inland Wetlands Commission.
n William A. Petit Jr. has won the 22nd House District seat. This will be his second term as the state representative. He was challenged by Democrat Richard Ireland.
Petit led by 5,692 votes. Ireland had 2,953.
“I feel good. This was a team effort. I thank my team; they knocked on doors, made phone calls and wrote letters. They worked really hard. I think I worked really hard and the people in the district saw that,” Petit said.