Vicino Defeats Samperi to Win 35th State Representative Seat

In a vote of 6,323 to 5,202, Democrat Vicino takes the lead and the position over his challenger, Republican John Samperi.


It was Republican John Samperi, a Killingworth resident vs. Democrat Tom Vicino, a Clinton resident, in the race for the 35th assembly district state representative seat.

The 35th district includes the towns of Clinton, Killingworth and parts of Westbrook.

Vicino won by a total vote of 6,323 to 5,202, a difference of 1,121 votes.

The breakdown of the votes is as follows:


Vicino 3,417

Samperi 2,673


Vicino 1,905

Samperi 1,671


Vicino 1,001

Samperi 858

Vicino will replace Democrat Jim Crawford who was running for state senate in the 33rd district.

Ex Republican November 07, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Wahoo! Maybe now the R party can reunite in Killingworth and put up well meaning candidates. Vicino was only the second D I ever voted for (Kathy Iino was the first).
Jay Heavens November 07, 2012 at 06:55 PM
That's so funny! Same here! Somehow, a small group of soured, alarmist tea party, extremists keep parading out this Samperi guy, with Dave Adametz and the beaten-down Geral Lucas banging his drum loudly. I'm glad they keep getting pushed back down, but no one is stepping up to take their place. Until that happens, I'm going to be forced to keep voting democrat - hey, thanks A LOT, "better choicers"!
Graig Judge November 08, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Its true adametz and Gerry Lucas dont understand certain parts of politics and they should seeing as they have been around so long. Samperi is an italian light bulb, not to a bright. Hell if they want I'll run, moderate, fiscally conservative, liberal on foreign policy which doesnt matter in this position, but that would make to much sense right.
George Hedrick November 12, 2012 at 01:09 PM
I find your remarks i.e Italian light bulb offensive. You sir owe an apology to all the Americans of Italian descent.
Maggie November 16, 2012 at 02:44 AM
Judge, Heavens, Ex--What a shame someone would besmirch a man who just wants to serve his community and make a positive difference, How easy to be an uneducated arm chair quarterback and sling insults. How does that help? If Iino was the first D you voted for, it was more likely the first time you voted. And have you ever actually talked to Mr Samperi or is your ignorance based on rumor and innuendo? You can look up these big words in the dictionary.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »