Sen. Maynard Re-Elected After Fall Injuries Limit Campaigning

A Connecticut state senator who was not able to campaign after suffering serious injuries in a fall in July has been re-elected.

With all precincts in the southeast Connecticut Senate district reporting, Democratic Sen. Andrew Maynard, 52, of Stonington, won with 16,778 votes on Tuesday. Republican Kevin Trejo received 11,858 votes.

The four-term lawmaker fell from an outside staircase at his home on Grandview Park in Stonington early om the morning on July 21, according to police, and was taken to Rhode Island Hospital.

Maynard's family said in October he's "increasingly cognizant, able to remember, walk on his own," but that challenges remain for full recovery. They said they believe he'll serve when the 2015 legislative session convenes in January.

Trejo had raised no campaign money and did little campaigning.

An Oct. 30 debate was canceled because of Maynard's condition. The Day of New London reports that Maynard did not vote and did not request an absentee ballot.

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