Republican State Sen. Toni Boucher was re-elected in the 26th District, which includes part of New Canaan, beating challenger Carolanne Curry, whose only previous political experience was as an alternate member of the Westport Planning and Zoning Commission.

Boucher earned more than 52 percent of the vote in winning a third term representing the seven-town district.

Boucher, a deputy minority leader in the Senate, spent the final day on the campaign trail, hitting "all the polling places in the district," she said, and finishing up by greeting commuters getting off the train at the Bethel station and urging them to vote.

"Then we went to the polling place and met some of the same people," she said. "I couldn't be more gratified. But now, we have a lot of serious work ahead of us."