FAIRFIELD — School Board Chairwoman Shelley Rudnicki defeated Town Councilor Beverly Busque in the Republican primary for House District 108.

According to unofficial results Tuesday night, Rudnicki defeated Busque 332 to 169, winning 66 percent of the vote.

Rudnicki, 51, has served on the School Administrative District 49 board of directors for 10 years, including the last three as chairman. She is the owner of Shelley’s Used Car Lot in Fairfield.

Busque, 58, has been on the Town Council for the past year and a half, and described herself as a “pro-lifer” who ran because she wanted to make sure a bill banning female genital mutilation got passed.

Rudnicki, who said she had wanted to run for the Legislature for the past 20 years, will now take on Fairfield Town Councilor Aaron Rowden in the fall for the seat. Rowden was not challenged in the Democratic primary.

House District 108 consists of Fairfield, Mercer and Smithfield.

Colin Ellis — 861-9253

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