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UPDATE: Slossberg Defeats Challenger DeGrego

The Democrat Gayle Slossberg wins re-election against Republican challenger Mike DeGrego for the 14th District State Senate seat.

 

Update at 9:19 p.m.:

Slossberg has won with 21,430 votes to 11,054 for DeGrego. Woodbridge and Orange have not yet reported, but the margin is large enough that Slossberg is the winner no matter what those numbers are.

Original Story:

Mike DeGrego, a Republican, is running against incumbent Democrat Gayle Slossberg to represent the 14th District in the State Senate in Hartford.

DeGrego is a former Air Force Master Sergeant and Forensic Detective with the Mount Vernon PD. He is the Milford Inland/Wetlands Commissioner.

In an article in the New Haven Register, DeGrego said he will try to make the state a better place for seniors to retire:

'Why should a person who worked hard their whole life in this state, raise their family and then say bye as they move to another state because the taxes are better?' he asked.

Gayle Slossberg, a Democrat, is the Assistant Majority Leader at the State Senate. She is the Chair of the Government Administration & Elections Committee and Vice-Chair of the Public Health Committee and the Veterans Affairs Committee.

In an interview with the New Haven Register, Slossberg Slossberg pointed to her record as why she should be reelected:

'I’m the only person sitting here who has come up with nearly half a billion dollars’ worth of savings and waste from our state government,' she said at a recent debate. 'When we say no to regulations it’s not enough; we have to be able to streamline and fix those things that don’t work.'

Who are you voting for in this race and why?

JP November 06, 2012 at 02:06 PM
I voted for DeGrego. Met him at the Milford train station and he seems to be a good man, and believes in the same things I do -- limiting the size of government and bringing fiscal sanity back to our state.

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