Morris, Perone, Wood celebrate expected victories

State Rep. Bruce Morris (D-140), right, thanks supporters Tuesday at the Hilton Garden Inn as State Rep. Chris Perone (D-137) shakes State Sen. Bob Duff’s hand. All three won re-election.
The results
The results

NORWALK, Conn. – In the least surprising victories in Norwalk, Chris Perone. Terrie Wood and Bruce Morris have been re-elected.

Morris was unopposed in the 140th District after winning a Democratic Party primary challenge from former Common Councilman Warren Pena. Wood was unopposed in 141, comprising Rowayton and Darien. Perone also won a primary challenge, from Common Councilman David Watts, and faced token resistance in Tuesday’s election from former Republican Town Committee Chairman Art Scialabba.

Scialabba announced in late September that he would not be door knocking or sending out mailers. Unofficial results from the Democratic Town Committee show that he got 31.7 percent of the vote.

“The work is not done by any stretch,” Perone said to supporters at the Hilton Garden Inn. “… At the end of the day we are still lagging in areas.”

“There’s a lot of work to do to make sure that everybody who wants to start a small business and be successful in our state gets that chance, not just equal opportunity but equal economic opportunity,” Perone said. “At the end of the day that is one of the reasons why we are here. We want everybody to have a chance to succeed and we need to get behind everybody.”

Morris said at 10 p.m. that he hoped Gov. Dannel Malloy would win re-election.

“The ship is going in the right direction,” Morris said. “We have a team that is going in the right direction. Norwalk benefits, the entire state of Connecticut benefits, so the big thing is, I think the message is, we still have a lot in front of us to do.”

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State Rep. Bruce Morris (D-140) shares the spotlight with his wife, Gail, Tuesday night. He said, “There is a lot of relationships to be forged, you know, and I am just so grateful that as I give my thank yous that my best half is with me.”


3 responses to “Morris, Perone, Wood celebrate expected victories”

  1. Seth

    Morris is celebrating what exactly? He ran against an empty box.

  2. Two and Finished

    He’s celebrating the fact he will turn this city into Bridgeport.

    It’s officially over here for this state. The takers outnumber the makers. Some day they will find themselves surrounded by the similar luxuries that Detroit has to offer.

  3. EveT

    What is really unfortunate is the redistricting that left Norwalk with only 2 of its 5 state rep districts lying within, or predominantly within, the city limits. Norwalk needs a stronger voice in Hartford and we will never have it as long as the majority of our state reps are beholden to Darien, New Canaan, Wilton and Westport.

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