Strong support from 21st Senatorial District voters lifts Kelly to another term

State Sen. Kevin Kelly, R-21st, second from left, won another term Tuesday. He is with, from left, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski, lieutenant governor candidate Laura Devlin, and Laura Dancho, a Republican candidate for Connecticut’s 120th House District.

State Sen. Kevin Kelly, R-21st, won three of the four towns in his district Tuesday, while fending off a challenge from Democrat, Christopher Green. The 21st District covers portions of Monroe, Stratford and Seymour and all of Shelton.

Kelly won 23,255 to 17,345 overall, taking 57.28 percent of the vote. Green managed to win in Stratford by a slim margin, while Kelly took Monroe, Shelton and Seymour.

According to Monroe’s official final results released by the Registrars Office Wednesday, town voters chose Kelly by a vote of 3,317 to 2,298, accounting for 59.1 percent of the votes cast in this race.

“Serving the 21st District is one of the greatest honors of my life,” Kelly said. “To the people of Monroe, Seymour, Shelton, and Stratford, thank you for putting your trust in me to continue being your champion and advocate for a better Connecticut. I will not back down in my pursuit of a better way to make Connecticut more affordable, to make health care more affordable, to support those most in need, and to create an environment where opportunity thrives.”

“To Chris Green, thank you for the sacrifices and work you put into running,” Kelly said. “It takes a big commitment to run, and providing a choice is an important part of the democratic process upon which our nation was built.”

“Our families are facing historic challenges, and I will continue to work every day to help all families through these difficult times,” he continued. “It is a privilege to be your voice in Hartford.”

Christopher Green greets voters outside Wilcoxson Elementary School in Stratford Tuesday.

Green was reached Tuesday night, after the race was decided.

“I’m very proud of the way we ran our campaign and how hard my team worked going from April and not having run a campaign before,” Green said. “I’m disappointed it didn’t go my way, but congratulate my opponent Kevin Kelly for his win and hope that he continues to work hard to do what’s best for all the residents in our district.”

Green also thanked all of his supporters.

“In 2020, Kevin Kelly was the only Republican state senator to run unopposed,” Green said, adding the voters he met going door-to-door and at the polls showed him running this November was the right thing to do. “It’s always important to have two sides to every race.”

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