Quiet campaign for two state seats winds down
State Sen. Craig Miner, R-Litchfield, goes for a second term on Tuesday. He's being challenged by David Lawson, below, a Democrat from New Milford. BZ photos
What has been a quiet and controversy-free campaign for four candidates looking to represent Litchfield and area towns is in its final hours with Tuesday's election approaching.
State Sen. Craig Miner, R-Litchfield, is pursuing a second term representing the 14 municipalties in the 30th District. The veteran lawmaker has a reputation as a fiscal conservative and supporter of the environent and said he looks forward to being part of an effort to lift the state out of its financial mess.
MIner's opponent for the second consecutive election is David Lawson, a Democrat from New Milford. Lawson, chairman of New Milford's Board of Education, believes the 30th District needs a new voice in the legislature.
In the 66th District race, state Rep. David T. Wilson, R-Litchfield, is seeking a second term. Wilson, a fiscal conservative, said he believes his nearly 30 years of public service in Litchfield and two years as a representative representing Litchfield, Warren, Morris, Bethlehem and Woodbury make him the obvious choice for voters.
Wilson's opponent is Alex Larsson, a Democrat from Bantam running for elected office for the first time. Larsson serves on the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Conservation Commission in Litchfield. He has run a campaign based on progessive values and believes the legslature needs new, young voices like his.
State Rep. David T. Wilson, R-Litchfield, bids for a second term on Tuesday. His challenger is Alex Larsson, below, a Democrat from Bantam.