BRIDGEPORT - State Rep. Andres Ayala spent the day celebrating and thanking supporters after his victory in yesterday's Democratic state Senate primary.

Ayala beat former state Sen. Ernie Newton and incumbent Sen. Ed Gomes (D-23rd District) in the primary.

The full-time history teacher in the Bridgeport Public School System says he helped bring new jobs to Steelepointe as a state representative.

Ayala wins State Senate race over Newton, GomesFormer state senator hopes to reclaim seat in District 23Complete election results