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Kavros DeGraw declared winner in 17th House District

According to unofficial results on the state secretary of the state web site, Democrat Eleni Kavros DeGraw of Avon has unseated Republican State Representative Leslee Hill of Canton in Connecticut's 17th District House race.

Kavros DeGraw secured 7,667 votes to Hill's 7,157, according to those unofficial results. The race was a closely watched one in the area as in 2018 Hill secured her first term as state representative, beating Kavros DeGraw by just 119 votes.

Previously the seat had been held for 10 years by Canton Republican Tim LeGeyt, who did not seek re-election in 2018.

Both Kavros DeGraw and Hill posted to social media late Tuesday night.

In a Facebook live post, Kavros DeGraw said, in part, "First of all, thank you to everybody who reached out in the last few day and especially in the last few hours. You will never know what your calls and your texts and your messages have meant to me – from 2018 to now – and the encouragement with what you have pushed me and shown me so much love. I truly, truly appreciate it."

"Thank you very much for all the incredible support I have received over the time I have spent in office," Hill wrote on her campaign Facebook page. "Tonight did not go as I hoped, but I am forever grateful for the opportunity to have served the beautiful towns of Canton and Avon. Be well my friends!"


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