Voters rendered an unprecedented outcome in Newtown’s municipal election on Tuesday night, where Democrats lost virtually every contested seat to a combination of Republican and Independent Party of Newtown (IPN) candidates. The lone exception was incumbent Councilman Dan Amaral in the third district, who lost the machine total, but prevailed on the A/B’s to win by five votes when the counting was done. Newtown has three Legislative Council Districts, each with four positions; there are no at-large Legislative Council positions.
Popular long-time Legislative Council member Patricia Llodra (R) was elevated to First Selectman, filling the seat left vacant by Joe Borst (R), who completed a two-year term after unseating five-term incumbent Herb Rosenthal (D). Joining Llodra as Selectmen are long-time Legislative Council Chair Wil Rodgers (R), who lost a bid for State Representative to Chris Lyddy (D) last November; and William F. Furrier (IPN). The First Selectman (the only full-time, paid elective position other than Town Clerk) and two Selectmen are elected at-large.
The Bee has the complete rundown of Tuesday’s results.