Bonastelli Hopes to Unseat Incumbent Frey in 111th District

Election Day is here. Will Ridgefield have a new state representative when the polls close?

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Update at 2:15 p.m.

The presidential, U.S. Senate and Congressional races dominated most voters’ attention. Elaine Gell said she thought the national contests posed a choice of “different visions of the country,” concerning women’s issues and economic concerns that she felt were important.

Gell said the cleanup from last week’s hurricane had kept her from paying much attention to the state General Assembly races.

Geoff Nielsen said he is happy with the Republican incumbents for state office, Rep. John Frey and Sen. Toni Boucher, and saw no reason not to vote for them.

From a story written by Fred Musante on Ridgefield Patch. 

Original Story

State Rep. John Frey (R), first elected in 1998, seeks another term. His opponent is Democrat Jeff Bonastelli.

According to Bonastelli’s answers in a questionnaire:

Jeff’s parents, Jeff Sr. and Susan, moved the Bonistalli family here when he was a toddler, and as long as Jeff can remember, Ridgefield has been home.

He attended public school here from Scotland Elementary, to East Ridge Middle School to Ridgefield High School.  He then graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a B.A. in History.

Frey’s legislative website talks about the candidate’s connections to the community.

A Ridgefield resident since 1965, Representative Frey attended the Ridgefield public schools and graduated from Ridgefield High School in 1981. He went on to study at Western Connecticut State University.



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