Monroe Election Guide

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting the town of Monroe and Fairifeld County.

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Monroe Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.



State Sen. Anthony Musto (D-22) is a two-term senator whose district includes part of Trumbull, Monroe and Bridgeport. 

 Chadwick Ciocci (R) is a five-term Trumbull Town Councilman. The republican is a realtor who is vying for the seat of state Sen. Anthony Musto, a democrat in the 22nd district.

State Sen. Kevin Kelly (R-21) is an incumbent seeking a second term. The 21st District includes Monroe, Seymour, Shelton and Stratford. Kelly is the assistant town attorney in his hometown of Stratford.

Dave Gioiello, chairman of the Democratic Town Committee in Shelton, will challenge Kelly for the 21st Senatorial District seat.

DebraLee Hovey (R-112) is an incumbent representative seeking her sixth consecutive term. The 112th District represents Monroe and a portion of Newtown. Hovey is employed as an educational consultant, balancing her practice with public office.

is a Democrat running as a challenger for the 112th District. He is a retired attorney. He once held the position of staff attorney with Northern Michigan Legal Services, a firm that had four attorney's under the national leadership of Jimmy Carter and the then head of the Legal Services Corporation, Hillary Rodham Clinton.


Jim Himes (D): The congressman, who on Patch, is seeking his third term in the 4th district and has recently focused his efforts on job growth, expanding veterans' rights and strengthening domestic violence laws.

Steve Obsitnik (R): The Westport businessman, who , said when he that leadership in Washington is needed to "support entrepreneurship, excellence in education, fiscal responsibility and private sector job growth."


Susan Bysiewicz (D): The former Secretary of State about the importance of small business in creating jobs in the state. "If we’re serious about job creation we need to send leaders to Washington who understand small business,” she said. “As the wife of a small business owner I know about that. Before my head hits the pillow every night I get an earful about small business.”

Chris Murphy (D): The congressman, , has been , but his response is that he's "proud" of his record and the way Congress has handled Wall Street reform.

Sylvester Salcedo (D): The Bridgeport lawyer is known for being one of the few Asian-Americans to run for U.S. Senate in the 2012 election — perhaps now the only one since — as well as driving to the Mexican border earlier this year to gain a some attention for his campaign.

Lee Whitnum (unaffiliated): The Greenwich resident spark some controversy when because Gov. Malloy and Rep. Chris Murphy are "lying to the people to pander to the ultra conservative branch of the Jewish community." She announced in June that she would

Linda McMahon (R): , the former WWE CEO is a clear frontrunner in the U.S. Senate race along with Rep. Murphy. She recently shared her .

Chris Shays (R): The former congressman, who lost his seat to Himes in 2008, recently turned to Republican political strategist Karl Rove for assistance with his campaign.

Kie Westby (R): , the Southbury attorney said that career politicians have had their chance to make changes. "It requires a fresh face, a fresh approach," he said. Although he hasn't officially suspended his campaign, Westby recently announced that he wouldn't submit the signatures required to be part of the Republican primary.


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