Republican Mitch Bolinsky won his third term representing Newtown in the state’s 106th House District, defeating Eva B. Zimmerman, a Democrat.

Bolinsky said his message of being a bipartisan legislator resonated with the voters.

“People understand that I’m not a partisan politician,” Bolinsky said. “I’m a fiscal conservative that believes it’s important to take care of my community and if I can go across party lines, I do so.”

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.

“At this point, I think it’s a sign of the climate, a sign of the push for the new president,” she said.