MONROE, CT — State Rep. Tony Scott, R-112th, easily won a second term over challenger Sheila Papps, a Democrat from Easton, Tuesday. Overall, Scott garnered 6,700 votes to 4,484 for Papps, taking nearly 60 percent of the vote.
He won in Monroe by a vote of 5,148 to 3,143, according to final results released by the registars office on Wednesday.
“I want to thank the people of Monroe, Easton and Trumbull for their overwhelming support today,” Scott said. “This landslide victory means a great deal considering two new towns were added to my district.”
“I made great efforts to introduce myself and visit both Easton and Trumbull regularly during the last few months and I am humbled they convincingly chose me to be their voice for the 112th district,” Scott said. “I look forward to proudly representing everyone in the 112th District, just as I have done for the past two years.”
Papps did not respond to media inquiries throughout her campaign. The Sun was unable to get in touch with her and she did not cooperate with the Easton Courier for a candidate profile.
Scott first won a special election for the 112th District seat in April of 2021, finishing fellow Republican J.P. Sredzinski’s term following his sudden resignation. Scott beat out Democrat Nick Kapoor, of Monroe, and Bill Furrier, an Independent Party candidate from Newtown, in a three-way race.
After redistricting, the 112th District no longer includes Newtown. It is now Monroe, Easton and a portion of Trumbull.
According to statistics released by the Registrars Office Wednesday, voter turnout in Monroe was 64.49 percent with 8,454 voters participating in the election. By comparison, voter turnout in the 2018 election was 65.89 percent with 8,712 voters casting ballots.