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SENATE DISTRICT 32: BERTHEL WINS

November 7, 2018

Republican incumbent Eric Berthel will serve his first full term representing the 32nd district, voters decided Tuesday.

The numbers were still preliminary and unofficial results, Berthel said just after 9:30 p.m., but showed that he was up by about 10,000 votes.

“We’re still waiting on results...but it looks like we have won,” he said. “I think it speaks to what we’ve held true here in this part of Connecticut. We’re pretty conservative thinkers...it speaks to our conservative values and the people we represent.”

Berthel, who won the seat during a special election last year, beat out first-time challenger Cathy De Carli, a Democrat.

Berthel, a Watertown resident, will represent 10 towns stretching between the Danbury area and Waterbury. He has said reducing wasteful spending, lowering taxes and advocating against tolls on Connecticut’s roads would be his priorities in Hartford.

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