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Live Results: Connecticut's General Assembly, Secretary of the State and other statewide races

Attorney General William Tong
Mark Mirko
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Connecticut Public
With his wife, Elizabeth (left) and son, Sasha, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong celebrates his victory over Republican challenger Jessica Kordas. Photograph by Mark Mirko/Connecticut Public

A number of statewide positions were on Tuesday's ballot, including attorney general, comptroller, secretary of the State and treasurer.

Connecticut Public has spoken with many of the candidates during the campaign; learn more below. Results will also be posted for a number of races for the Connecticut state Senate and House.

About the races

Secretary of the State

Republican candidate Dominic Rapini said he believes fraud is undermining elections in Connecticut.

“There absolutely is a culture of fraud in our cities that we have to take care of,” Rapini said. “Because, when we don’t do that, people feel that their vote does not count.”

Democratic candidate Stephanie Thomas said cases of fraud in Connecticut are small when compared to the large numbers of people who vote. In 2020, Connecticut saw record turnout at the polls.

“You think about the 1.8 million voters who vote here in Connecticut – it’s what most people would call an acceptable risk. I think zero fraud is naive and unrealistic,” Thomas said.

Thomas and Rapini met in a debate hosted by Connecticut Public on Oct. 18.

Treasurer

If elected, Erick Russell could be the first Black out LGBTQ person elected to statewide office in U.S. history, according to the LGBTQ Victory Fund. Russell, a Democrat, is an attorney who specializes in municipal finances.

He faces Harry Arora, a Republican state representative and ranking member of the Labor and Public Employees Committee. He’s also a member of the Energy & Technology and the Human Services Committees.

Comptroller

Democratic State Rep. Sean Scanlon is in his fourth term representing Branford and Guilford and is the House chairman of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding committee.

Mary Fay has served three terms as a member of West Hartford’s Town Council. Fay, a Republican, is a financial services senior executive.

Attorney General

    William Tong has served as Connecticut’s attorney general since 2019. Tong, a Democrat, was a member of the state House of Representatives from 2007 to 2019. Tong touts his work combating the opioid and addiction crisis, and securing settlement money for Connecticut.
    Jessica Kordas bills herself as a “political outsider” who got involved “with fighting against mask mandates” in Norwalk. Kordas, a Republican, is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and said she is an advocate for the rights of parents to make decisions for their children.

    Patrick Skahill is a reporter and digital editor at Connecticut Public. Prior to becoming a reporter, he was the founding producer of Connecticut Public Radio's The Colin McEnroe Show, which began in 2009. Patrick's reporting has appeared on NPR's Morning Edition, Here & Now, and All Things Considered. He has also reported for the Marketplace Morning Report. He can be reached by phone at 860-275-7297 or by email: pskahill@ctpublic.org.

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