Zupkus, Rebimbas re-elected without opposition

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Lezlye Zupkus
Lezlye Zupkus

There was no drama Tuesday when it came to the races for state representative in the 89th District and 70th District — frankly because there were no races.

State representatives Lezlye Zupkus and Rosa Rebimbas, both Republicans, ran unopposed and were re-elected in the 89th District and 70th District, respectively.

Zupkus, a 50-year-old Prospect resident, was first elected to represent the 89th District in 2012 when she defeated longtime Democratic incumbent Vickie Nardello. Zupkus, who is the state director for the nonprofit Best Buddies Connecticut, was re-elected in 2014 after beating Nardello — the challenger this time — again. The district represents Bethany, Prospect and a portion of Cheshire.

Rosa Rebimbas
Rosa Rebimbas

Rebimbas, 40, is a Naugatuck native and an attorney with her main office in the borough. She was first elected to represent the 70th District, which covers a portion of Naugatuck, in a 2009 special election. She has held the seat since.