Carney secures fifth term in 23rd District
Old Lyme—Republican incumbent Devin Carney has won a fifth term for the 23rd District House of Representatives seat, defeating Democratic candidate Colin Heffernan, 7,230-5,712.
“I want to thank the people of the 23rd for giving me their support yet again. It’s truly an honor representing this district, and I look forward to getting back to work for another two years,” Carney said in a statement.
Carney previously defeated democratic challenger Dave Rubino in 2020 for the district which includes Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook and part of Westbrook.
Carney, who also serves Old Saybrook town committees and the Rotary Club, touted his bipartisan work as the ranking House member of the legislature’s Transportation Committee, as well as on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee and Education Committee.
Carney is pro-choice and said he supports keeping the state a safe haven. He said he believes in using the state budget surplus to reduce the state’s pension debt, expanding the definition of affordable housing and maintaining local control of affordable housing regulations.
He said supports diversifying Connecticut’s energy supply and endorses nuclear power as a virtually carbon-free source of power and the basis for a future, primarily renewable energy supply.
He had also been endorsed by the Independent Party.