New London, Conn. elects openly gay attorney as first mayor in nine decades

The election news for GLBT candidates just keeps getting better. From LGBTQ Nation:

NEW LONDON, Conn. — In an historic contest, voters in New London, Conn., chose a political newcomer, openly gay attorney Daryl Justin Finizio as the city’s first elected mayor in nearly nine decades.

Finizio, a Democrat who had moved to New London 18 months ago from Waterford, Rhode Island, had shaken the Democratic party by winning its primary and then defeating five challengers, including three sitting city councilors.

LGBTQ Nation also has an excellent recap of some contestests from accross the nation.

 

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