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

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

RIDGEFIELD, 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 Ridgefield are also set to vote 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 is one race for the State Senate:

  • Carolanne Curry, a Democrat, vs. Toni Boucher, Republican incumbent

For the State House, there are two different districts in Ridgefield (residents vote only in their district):

  • House 111: Joe Dowdel, Democrat vs. John H. Frey, Republican incumbent
  • House District 138: Jeff Tomchik, Democrat, vs. Michael S. Ferguson, Republican (no incumbent)

In local elections, there is one race for Judge of Probate:

  • Sharon Wicks Dornfeld, Democrat, vs. Daniel O'Grady, 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 Ridgefield from the secretary of the state's website.

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