NORWALK, Conn. — Democratic incumbent Chris Perone won re-election to represent the 137th House District in central and East Norwalk, defeating Republican Joanne T. Romano in Tuesday's election, officials said.
The official numbers had not been tabulated by 11:20 p.m., but according to Norwalk Town Clerk Rick McQuaid, Perone won by a 2-to-1 margin.
Perone was seeking his fifth term as a state representative. Before being elected to the state House, Perone served on the Norwalk Common Council and as a board member of the South Western Regional Planning Agency. A marketing consultant by trade, Perone serves as vice chairman of the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee and is a member of the Transportation and Commerce committees. Perone’s name also appeared on the Working Families line on the ballot.
Romano is a member of the Norwalk Common Council and served on the board of directors of Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now. A legal assistant, Romano has also been a customer service/inside sales manager and vice chairman of the Norwalk Human Relations Commission. Her name also appeared on the Independent line.
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