During the Democratic Election Day party at Downtown Stamford's The Palms, Patricia Billie Miller addressed the audience softly and with much modesty after learning she was likely the winner in the 145th District race.
"I started this race at an unusual time for me. My father became very ill, and that made campaigning very hard. And then I had someone run hard against me," she said. "And what I learned about me is... I rock. I thank the 144th District for putting their trust in me. We don't have the money, but we had the votes."
Precinct 9: 480 Trofort, 1980 Miller
Precinct 10: 333 Trofort, 1746 Miller
Precinct 11: 292 Trofort, 553 Miller
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Trofort has played the role of challenger before, when the Republican Town Committee member sought to unseat Stamford Board of Representatives member Shella Merritt last year.
Miller worked in the Stamford Housing Authority for 25 years before moving to the state House. If elected, this would be Miller's third term as a Connecticut state Representative.
- Trofort is a Justice of the Peace, Haitian immigrant and co-founder of "Be Part of the Solution," youth program.
- Miller has a BS in Mathmatics from Moravian College and is vice-chair of the appropriations committee and a member of both the Housing and Education committees.