MERIDEN — Middlefield resident Mike Skelps defeated Ernestine Holloway, of Meriden, in the Republican primary for the 82nd House District, according to final vote numbers released Friday.
Skelps, the endorsed candidate, won easily over Holloway, 547-194.
He now heads to the November general election against Democrat Michael Quinn, a Meriden attorney and the city’s corporation counsel.
According to final numbers reported by Meriden City Clerk’s office Thursday afternoon, Skelps recieved 312 votes to Holloway’s 146 in Meriden.
In Middlefield, Skelps won by a larger margin, 235-48. Middlefield results were not available until Friday due to the high number of absentee ballots.
Skelps and Quinn will compete for a seat held for the last 26 years by Democrat Emil “Buddy” Altobello, who is retiring.
The district covers all of Middlefield and the east side of Meriden.