Lots of mapmaking today. The white spot is Winchester, which will be resolved next week.
This is the "top offices" map. In some cases, the mayor or first selectman is elected by the council majority, so there's no difference. In most Connecticut towns, however, councils and top offices are elected separately. Here's the council control map (left) next to the top offices map (right):
There's really only a handful of places with split government. Many of them are medium-sized cities that have Republican mayors and Democratic councils. There are a few cases, like Stratford, of Democratic mayors and Republican councils, but not as many as the opposite.
This map clearly shows that there were no huge shifts in power, at least along party lines. Most incumbents were re-elected, but a higher number than usual, it seems, got tossed out. Still a lot to think about.
If you want to hear more about the crazy election in Waterbury, listen to WTIC-AM this afternoon at 4pm. Waterbury Alderman J. Paul Vance, who posts here from time to time, will be on to talk about what happened.