On Wednesday morning, Democratic candidate for State Senate in the 36th state Senate district Alexandra Bergstein declared victory over Republican incumbent Scott Frantz who sought his sixth term. The district includes Greenwich, New Canaan and parts of Stamford.
According to the Secretary of State’s office Bergstein exceeded Frantz by more than 600 votes, winning with 22,097 votes to Mr. Frantz’s 21,474.
Around noon, Bergstein release the following letter:
To the residents of the 36th district –
Thank you for electing me as your new State Senator. I am profoundly grateful for the honor and opportunity to serve you. I began my campaign with the thesis that we are all reasonable people who generally share the same goals.
We want to be respected and valued for who we are. We want to be healthy, safe and secure in the knowledge that our families will be fine.
Regardless of party affiliation, or any other “label” we may carry, we have so much in common. In fact, we are all equals and neighbors. So let’s put our perceived differences aside and begin with the premise that we want Connecticut to succeed! And that we will work together to realize that goal.
The mission of my entire career has been to seek and present reliable information to the public so that we, as consumers and citizens, can make more informed choices.
During this campaign, we reached out to voters across the district to share a positive vision for Connecticut – a concrete plan based on proven solutions.
I spoke with thousands of you and learned something from each and every conversation. Constructive dialogue based on real facts was the hallmark of my campaign. And it is how I will always conduct myself. An open exchange of ideas, grounded in civility and respect, is the path to our collective success. I hope you’ll join me on this path so we can all move forward together.
Thank you to Scott for his years of service to our state and for running a great campaign. I am honored to follow in his footsteps and have the opportunity to serve you and our state.
And I am ready to get to work! I will work to: 1) deliver fiscal stability and tackle the pension crisis, 2) reform our tax system responsibly 3) modernize our infrastructure and bring businesses to Connecticut, 4) secure funding and excellence for our schools and 5) protect the rights and values we cherish. We can do all this if we work together as neighbors – with mutual respect and civility.
So I ask you to put party labels aside and tap into your civic spirit so we can build a thriving state and bright future. Let’s unite for Connecticut and unite for good!