Republican Mitch Bolinsky won his third term representing Newtown in the state\u2019s 106th House District, defeating Eva B. Zimmerman, a Democrat. Bolinsky said his message of being a bipartisan legislator resonated with the voters. \u201cPeople understand that I\u2019m not a partisan politician,\u201d Bolinsky said. \u201cI\u2019m a fiscal conservative that believes it\u2019s important to take care of my community and if I can go across party lines, I do so.\u201d During his campaign, Bolinsky said the state must reduce spending, streamline state government and cut taxes to improve the business climate. Zimmerman said she favored a new tax on hedge funds and a new tax on large corporations that employ low-wage workers. Zimmerman was surprised by the results and said she believed the strong performance of Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump lifted her opponent. \u201cAt this point, I think it\u2019s a sign of the climate, a sign of the push for the new president,\u201d she said.