Caroline Simmons defeats Bobby Valentine in Stamford mayoral race

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STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Caroline Simmons has defeated Bobby Valentine in the Stamford mayoral race after Valentine conceded early Wednesday morning,

She thanked voters in her victory speech.

“To every Stamford voter who came to the polls, thank you for voting today, and for advocating for a brighter future for our wonderful city,” Simmons said.

Valentine congratulated Simmons on social media:

The mayoral race in Stamford gained national attention. Incumbent Democrat David Martin lost to State Representative Caroline Simmons in a primary last month.

“We are doing so well, we are the economic engine of the state, but we’ve also got challenges. We have people who are out of work, small businesses who are struggling, students who have lost a year of class time, infrastructure challenges. I want to bring a bold new vision to help make our city to the next level,” Simmons said.

“If I was mayor,” Valentine said, “that’s how I would recruit. Not only people who live here but businesses who come here to make this the city that it needs to be in the future.”

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