Stamford Democrat Daniel Fox, who won the election for the seat in the 148th House District, says he best represents what the district needs and said the voters realized it during Tuesday’s special election.  

“The district needs a responsible and practical voice in Hartford, and I can be that voice,” Fox says. He plans to work to make the Glenbrook and Cove neighborhoods become more attractive places to live, work and go to school. Although separate issues, Fox says they all go together.

In Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposed state budget, a number of tax increases are aimed at the middle class, who makes up a good portion of the 148th District, Fox says. Without such increases, the area would be a more affordable place to live and jobs would come to Stamford, he said. Investing in and improving the schools would make people who take these newly created jobs move to Stamford instead of neighboring towns, he says. “It’s a big-picture view,” Fox said of his plan to improve Stamford.

Fox received about 39 percent of the vote, while Republican Charles Pia Jr. earned 24 percent of the vote and Democratic petition candidate John Mallozzi got 23 percent. Independent Monique Thomas received about 13 percent of the vote, and Green Party candidate Rolf Maurer garnered less than 1 percent. Fox received the most votes at each of the four polling places in the special election.

The 148th District seat became vacant when Rep. Carlo Leone was elected to the state Senate in February. That election took place after state Sen. Andrew McDonald stepped down to take a job in Gov. Dannel Malloy’s administration.

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