Derrylyn Gorski carried the election in Bethany, but Republicans swept some long-held Democratic positions.
The most immediate change for Gorski will be felt on the Board of Selectmen, where Aileen Magda (R) will be seated along with Don Shea (R).
Results were as follows:
Derrylyn Gorski 931
Aileen Magda 906
Don Shea 919
Steve Thornquist 900
Lisa Amadeo (R) challenged and won over long-term treasurer Laurence Eisner (D), 945-862
Tax Collector David Forman (D) ran unopposed and received 1,296 votes.
The Board of Finance
The finance board lost its long-term chairman, Janet Brunwin.
Sharon Huxley (R) won with 1,004 votes, Sally Huyser (D) received 989 votes and will stay on. Brunwin received 974 votes.
The Board of Education
Some new faces will be seated on the Board of Education with John Paul Garcia (R) and Doreen Fox (D). Fox had 911 votes, Garcia had 907 votes and incumbent Vivian Shih had 860 votes. Brian Laubstein (R) received 855 votes and will not be seated.
Board of Assessment Appeal
Republicans Gary Ross and John Ford IV were voted to the Board of Assessment Appeals. Ross received 1,062 votes and Ford received 1,048. Democrat Nancy Spagnolo received 870 and will not be seated.
Planning and Zoning
Planning and Zoning also will see a turn-over, with three Republicans voted in and three Democrats voted out.
Michael Sullivan (R) received 956 votes, Douglas Goldner (R) 862 votes and Salvatore Amadeo (R) 945.
Democrats Mary Shurtleff (825), Patricia Winer (793) and Melissa Spear (858) will not be seated.
The Zoning Board of Appeals
Winners are Republicans James Seaton (961) and Lisa Gaw (867). Incumbent Democrats Ruth Beardsley (863) will return to the board, but James Gugliotti (834) will not.
Three alternates were re-elected to the Zoning Board of Appeals. They are Republicans Ryan Shea (923) and Thomas Magda (901) and Democrat Margaret Foley (859). Democrat Frances Doba (822) will not return to the board.
Amity Board of Education
James Stirling (D) was re-elected to the Amity Board of Education with 1,251 votes.