Flexer nabs senate seat; one Senate race remains too close to call

State Rep. Mae Flexer of Killingly, D-44th District, has won a seat in the state Senate.

Her narrow win in the 29th District means the seat vacated by Senate President Pro Tem Donald E. Williams Jr. will remain held by a Democrat. She defeated Republican John French.

With Flexer’s win, Democrats will hold 20 of the 36 seats in the Senate, with one race remaining too close to call.

In that race, Democratic Sen. Dante Bartolomeo of Meriden was ahead by a small margin, but her Republican challenger, Len Suzio, had refused to concede by 11 a.m. Wednesday.


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Jacqueline won two first prizes from the national Education Writers Association for her work in 2012 – one in beat reporting for her overall education coverage, and the other in investigative reporting on a series of stories revealing questionable monetary and personnel actions taken by the Board of Regents for Higher Education. In 2016, she was a finalist in the EWA competition for single-topic coverage for her reporting on how schools are funded in Connecticut. Before coming to The Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. She has also worked for Congressional Quarterly and the Toledo Free Press. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College. She and her husband, son and two dogs live in Hartford.