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Willie Fritz Remains First Selectman of Clinton

In a vote of 2,015 to 1,622, Fritz defeats Walter by 393 votes.

Willie Fritz Remains First Selectman of Clinton

It was a busy day at the polls in Clinton and the numbers show it: incumbent William "Willie" Fritz (D) won the office of first selectman over his challenger Carol Walter (R).

In a vote of 2,015 votes for Fritz and 1,622 votes for Walter, the Democratic incumbent won his fourth term in office by 393 votes.

Write-in candidate Vincent Cimino received 39 votes.

After the results were announced, Fritz stressed that his campaign was about "what we have done for the town and what we want to do in the future."

"The numbers show the work we have done for the past six years," he said. "Despite the negativity from others and how the CTA (Clinton Taxpayers Association) fought us along the way and distributed misinformation, the people gave us their support."

"I thank the voters in Clinton for their support," he said. "People showed that they wanted to support what we (he referred to himself, Dolly Mezzetti and Tom Vicino) have been doing."

The new five-member Board of Selectmen will be composed of First Selectman Willie Fritz (D), Dolly Mezzetti (D), Tom Vicino (D), Carol Walter (R) and John Giannotti (R).

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