Republican incumbent Sebastian Giuliano won today’s mayoral election against Democrat newcomer Dan Drew. The breakdown was 4379 votes for Giuliano, 3896 votes for Drew and 134 votes for Ruthanne Johnson, who was not affiliated with a party.
Drew graciously congratulated the mayor:
“When I started this campaign, I was a complete unknown, so I’m really proud how far we’ve come. Obviously I would have hoped for a different result, but I just want to congratulate Mayor Giuliano in his victory, and I’ll stay involved because it’s important we keep working on behalf of the community.”
Giuliano is looking forward to Middletown’s “serious challenges”:
“We’re facing some serious challenges, and the time has come to face those challenges squarely, honestly and make the right decisions as to how we will overcome them,” said Giuliano.
[via The Middletown Eye , which has complete post-election coverage]
quotes and photo from NBC Connecticut