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For Monroe, Local Ballot Goes Beyond Just Clinton Vs. Trump

In the race for the 4th Congressional District, Republican challenger John Shaban, left, is taking on four-term Democratic incumbent Jim Himes, right.
In the race for the 4th Congressional District, Republican challenger John Shaban, left, is taking on four-term Democratic incumbent Jim Himes, right. Photo Credit: File

MONROE, Conn. — Much of the political spotlight is focused this year on the heated race for the presidency between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

But voters in Trumbull are also set to cast ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in a number of races that are much closer to home.

Voters will be casting ballots in races for the U.S. Senate and House:

  • U.S. Senate: Democrat incumbent Richard Blumenthal of Greenwich vs. Republican challenger Dan Carter of Bethel vs. Richard Lion of the Libertarian Party vs. Jeffery Russell of the Green Party
  • 4th District U.S. House: Republican challenger John Shaban of Redding vs. Democrat incumbent Jim Himes of Greenwich

There are also two races for the State Senate (residents vote only in their district):

  • Senate District 21: Prez Palmer, Democrat vs. Kevin C. Kelly, Republican incumbent
  • Senate District 22: Marilyn V. Moore, Democrat incumbent, vs. Elaine Hammers, Republican

For the State House, there is one district in Monroe, and J.P. Sredzinski, a Republican, is running unopposed in District 112.

There is one local race for registrar of voters, where voters can choose between Jamieson Campbell, a Democrat, and Margaret Villani, a Republican.

And for president and vice president, four teams are on the ballot:

  • Democrats Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine;
  • Republicans Donald Trump and Mike Pence
  • Libertarian Party's Gary Johnson and Bill Weld
  • Green Party's Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka
  • Or you can do a write-in candidate.

Click here to see a sample ballot for Monroe from the secretary of the state's website.

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