Gail Lavielle Re-Elected State Rep. of 143rd Assembly District

Lavielle, a graduate of Yale and UConn, was re-elected to a second term as state representative.


Update: Nov. 7:

These are the unofficial results of the 143rd Assembly District election:


  • Gail Lavielle: 2,740 votes
  • Ted Hoffstatter: 2,317 votes


  • Gail Lavielle: 574 votes
  • Ted Hoffstatter: 477 votes


  • Gail Lavielle: 3,928 votes
  • Ted Hoffstatter: 2,277 votes


  • Gail Lavielle: 7,242 votes
  • Ted Hoffstatter: 5,071 votes


Original story:

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Today, Ted Hoffstatter, who has been elected to the Wilton Board of Selectman three times, is looking to unseat State Rep. Gail Levielle, a Republican who has represented Connecticut's 143rd Assembly District since 2010.

The 143rd Assembly District represents parts of Westport, Wilton, and Norwalk.

Levielle, who lives in Wilton, had a 100 percent attendance and voting record during the 2011 and 2012 legislative sessions. She has more than 20 years experience in executive leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies.

Levielle is a member of three General Assembly committees: Appropriations, Education, and Transportation. She is also a member of the Higher Education Consolidation Committee and the bipartisan Long Island Sound Caucus.

If elected, Hoffstatter said he intends to attract new businesses in order to create new jobs, and “keep young people in state by investing in research and development and transportation infrastructure,” according to his website.

Hofstatter said he would also like to ease the tax burden for all citizens and “trim the budget by eliminating redundancies and wasteful business practice.”

Lavielle, a Republican, is a member of the Wilton Board of Finance and Public Transportation Comission. Since 2008, Hofstatter has has served as the Democratic State Central Committee representative for the 26th district.

EMR November 08, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Yes, butt...The town pulled a fast one. Where's the bid for the 200k expenditure that 600 people in this town voted for? I think I'll have the School Sisters of Notre Dame ask for 200k of the taxpayers money. That's a religous non profit just as eligible as an agrarian non profit. No, wait, I'll create a non profit and have the town wait until a non election year and a voter turnout of 14% and pull an egregious fast one on the Wilton taxpayers.
Rational Wilton Mom November 08, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Being raised on a farm does not guarantee the ability to take the long view. One such as yourself, if truly raised on a farm, would find appreciation in Ambler Farm. .
Alethiologist November 08, 2012 at 11:36 PM
iRWM Hey I am all for farms. I respect farmers. It's a difficult but rewarding life style. We still have the place but specialize in organic wheat strains. Real farmers must have an array of skills from chemistry, genetics, conservation to rain dances. they need to adapt to new technologies or wither away. But there is a huge difference between farming to sustain a family and what they do at Ambler. Be my guest, pay the $82.00 they bill me and feel twice as good as you do now
Yeah but ... November 09, 2012 at 05:01 PM
@ "No to Ambler" - Who would you give it back to after such a vote ?? The Town was asked " Do we want to buy this property to keep it as open land." And the voters responded YES. We are talking about property not cancelling a job. I don't think the estate of Betty Ambler is a likely candidate to buy it back from the Town as a "do over". I don't know of anyone who would buy it and keep the stipulation of the original seller that it could not be built on and remain open space. Do you ??
Yeah but ... November 09, 2012 at 05:02 PM
The Town purchased it from her estate in 1999 at a fraction of the price a developer would have paid for those 20+ acres with the condition that it would remain Open Land and the historic buildings restored. The creation of "The Friends of Ambler Farm" was born after the fact to help the Town raise private funds to help offset the cost of the 3 historic building restorations. The non-profit does not own the land - Wilton does. They are helping to manage it. They are not a group of pirates stealing your tax dollars - they are doing good works on behalf of the taxpayers raising money to lower the town's cost !! ! The town has purchased all sorts of land over the years with various known upfront conditions. The Wilton Land Conservation Trust actively looks for more land to preserve. If you want Wilton to change to have even more condos and parking lots - lead the charge against the next one - or move to Norwalk where there are condos and parking lots everywhere already if you like that kind of thing. Part of the beauty of Wilton is it is not like that. There is potential land being discussed to be purchased on Seely Road. If you are against the idea - go to a Selectman's meeting and say so, but don't whine 5-10 years after the fact on PATCH !!


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