Justin Elicker wins New Haven mayoral primary

New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– The mayoral primaries were held in several cities and towns across the state, with one of the biggest races happening in New Haven.

Mayor Toni Harp was seeking a fourth term in office, but Justin Elicker won the democratic candidate for mayor.

In his victory speech, Elicker thanked his campaign team and family, and said he is looking forward to leading an administration that is “honest, ethical, and accessible,” and will “point this city in the direction that every single resident can thrive.”

To prove that his administration would be a “government that is accessible to everyone,” Elicker has shared his phone number publicly many times: (203)-500-2969.

Elicker issued a statement Wednesday morning:

Friends —
Thank you for joining this campaign and investing your time, resources, and votes in our movement. This victory would not have been possible without you.

Since the day I announced this campaign I’ve been committed to making New Haven a place where everyone has the opportunity to thrive, no matter what neighborhood you live in. And, I pledged to lead with honesty and integrity above all else. And today, humbled by your support, I’m more committed than ever to restoring a City government grounded in honesty and integrity.

Thank you again for all your support! I am deeply grateful for your belief in this campaign.

Supporters are excited for the change, telling News 8: “We got tired of the same stuff […] It’s what the people wanted.”

“I want to thank each and every one of you who worked with my campaign over these months … Thank you so much for believing in my administration and what we’ve stood for,” Harp said in part during her concession speech. Harp served three terms as Mayor.

When asked if she would still run in the general election, her response was, “I’ll let you know.”

Elicker took to Facebook to announce his victory. His post was simple: “We won.”

Related: New Haven Democratic Primary Mayoral Debate 2019

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