Republican Bill Buckbee has won his second term to represent state House District 67 in New Milford.

He defeated Democratic challenger Tom O’Brien.

“It’s amazing and wonderful to know we have the support of the town to continue the great work we started,” Buckbee said. “I’m unbelievably humbled.”

Buckbee, 46, is the executive director at Harrybrooke Park.

He campaigned on a platform of retaining and attracting business, as well as reducing the tax burden by cutting state spending.

He also hopes to bring passenger rail back to New Milford and though he’s introduced two unsuccessful bills during the past sessions, he said support is growing and he’s working to get federal money. He said it’s more cost effective to upgrade the rail from Danbury to New Milford for passenger service than to electrify the Danbury line.

O’Brien campaigned on restoring Hartford’s funding cuts to New Milford, which he said he would do by refusing to vote for a budget that had a cut to the town. In the last fiscal year, the town received $2.2 million less in state funding than expected.