By Robert Koch - NORWALK - Democrat Bob Duff beat Republican challenger Jack Chiaramonte
to secure a fifth term representing the 25th District in the state Senate in Hartford.
With 62 percent of the votes reported, Duff had 13,266 votes to Chiaramonte's
said it looked like he
won in Darien
and lost in Norwalk.
The 25th District includes both communities.
"I'll have to congratulate (Duff) and let's hope we can see Norwalk move forward and now that the election's over that we come together again, and we work together for the betterment of the city," Chiaramonte
Chiaramonte, a SoNo business owner and chairman of the city's Board of Education, identified changing the state's Education Cost Sharing formula to Norwalk's favor, repealing early release for violent criminals and cutting spending as his top priorities if he is elected to Hartford.
recent candidate profile to The Hour, Chiaramonte
said, "I am not a polished politician."
"I am everyman that has had enough of what is wrong with our State and I certainly have a passion to want a better Connecticut," Chiaramonte