Eva Maldonado concede victory to incumbent Gerald Fox III Tuesday evening, saying she'd be "be watching him."
"It's disheartening, especially because, during all the door-knocking I participated in, so many people told me they didn't even know who their representative was," Maldonado said. "I ran because I wanted to see a more balanced government. I did everything I could. I'll just have to go bigger next time around."
Fox said it's never over until it's over, but he said he felt somewhat confident his past efforts would speak for themselves.
"I felt confident in my record and from talking to people that I had the support of the community," Fox said. "Eva was standing out there all day with her beautiful family, she ran a great campaign and I wish her all the best."
Precinct 1: 759 Maldonado, 816 Fox
Precinct 6: 836 Maldonado, 1937 Fox
Precinct 7: 279 Maldonado, 659 Fox
Precinct 8: 103 Maldonado, 170 Fox
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Maldonado immigrated from Puerto Rico at age 6 and grew up in Norwalk. She has been a Stamford police officer for more than 25 years. She says she's been an activist and community leader for 30 years.
Fox, seeking his fifth term, chairs the Judiciary Committee for the Legislature. He is also the reason water pollution control authorities must report sewage spills, a bill he introduced in his most recent term.
- Aside from being a police officer, Maldonado is also a former president for the Greater Stamford Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
- Fox is a former Board of Representatives and Board of Finance member.