HOUSE DISTRICT 111: RESULTS N/A
RIDGEFIELD — Republican incumbent John Frey will serve his 11th term in the state House of Representatives, beating out first-time Democratic challenger Aimee Berger-Girvalo.
Frey, 55, said around 11 p.m. that Berger-Girvalo had called him to concede. Unofficial results from the town’s four polling districts show Frey with 5,732 votes to Berger-Girvalo’s 5,214, according to The Ridgefield Press.
“I’m absolutely thrilled,” Frey said. “Ridgefield is a special place and I’m extremely humbled to represent my hometown in the Capitol and appreciative that the people re-upped me for another term.”
Frey, who first won the seat in 1999, contended during the campaign that he has been a successful advocate for Ridgefielders in what he calls the three components of serving as a legislator — voting on bills, securing funding and constituent service. He pointed to a bipartisan and active role in issues ranging from affordable housing, gun regulation, education, transportation and infrastructure.
Berger-Girvalo, a special education therapist and activist, had said she was inspired to run by the 2016 presidential election and because she disagreed with much of Frey’s voting record.