LYME/OLD LYME — Voters in Lyme and Old Lyme supported Democratic candidates over Republicans in Tuesday’s election from the top of the ballot to its foot. There was one notable exception in Old Lyme, where voters favored incumbent Republican State Representative Devin Carney over challenger Colin Heffernan.
We asked the chairs of the respective Lyme and Old Lyme Democratic Town Committees (DTCs) for their reaction to Tuesday’s results.
Mary Jo Nosal, Old Lyme DTC Chair, said by email, “On behalf of the Old Lyme Democratic Town Committee, I am pleased that the high election turn-out in Old Lyme resulted in overwhelming approval for the early voting amendment to the State Constitution, and for the Regional District 18 referendum.”
She continued, “It is especially gratifying to see that the tireless efforts of the OLDTC, through direct engagement and virtual communications with residents, generated voter support for the candidates we endorsed based on their values, relevant experience, and commitment to work diligently for our community.”
John Kiker, Lyme DTC Chair, also responded by email, saying, “We were delighted with the Democratic turnout in Lyme and to have Lyme residents play a vital, contributing role in re-electing Joe [Courtney-Representative in Congress], Norm [Needleman, State Senator-33rd] and Jeannine [Lewis -Judge of Probate] here at the local level, as well as passing the school referendum.”
He added, “We were disappointed, of course, that our district overall wasn’t able to put Colin Heffernan into office, as we believe he would have done a much better job representing our values, especially when it comes to women’s rights, the environment and gun safety. We’d like to thank everyone who voted Tuesday, both in person and by absentee ballot. “