Waterford knows how to pick winners.
Tuesday night, a year after the town voted decidedly Republican in the municipal elections, Waterford residents voted for all Democrats. And all of their selections won, from Betsy Ritter winning another spot in the Connecticut House of Representatives to Barack Obama retaining his position as President of the United States.
Democrat Ritter defeated Republican challenger Tony Siragusa for the second consecutive election to earn her fifth term in the Connecticut House of Representatives in the 38th District. Ritter is the chairwoman of the House’s Public Health Committee and serves on the Appropriations Committee and the Energy and Technology Committee.
Democrat Andrea Stillman defeated Republican challenger Mike Doyle to earn her fifth term in the Connecticut Senate in the 20th District. Stillman is the chairwomen of the Senate’s Education Committee and serves on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, the Public Health Committee and the Transportation Committee.
Democrat Joe Courtney defeated Republican challenger Paul Formica to earn his fourth term in the United States House of Representatives in Connecticut's Second District. Democrat Chris Murphy also defeated Republican challenger Linda McMahon to earn a spot in the United States Senate, a spot now held by the retiring Joe Lieberman.
And lastly, Democrat Obama defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney to win his second term as President of the United States. Waterford voted for all five candidates.
To see how Waterford voted, click here.