STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A winner has been declared in Tuesday night’s special election to fill the 144th State House District seat.

Stamford’s Registrar’s Office confirmed Democrat Hubert Delany won. His opponent was Republican Danny Melchionne.

According to final results from the registrar’s office, Delany received 1,661 votes and Melchionne received 1,323 votes.

The seat was left vacant by Caroline Simmons, who is now mayor of the city.

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