Open Seats Filled by Special Election
The General Assembly will again have a full complement of lawmakers with the results of Tuesday’s special election.
For the first time, the Senate has a member from the Working Families Party—Edwin Gomes of Bridgeport, replacing former Democrat Sen. Andres Ayala who Governor Malloy appointed as commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles following last year’s elections.
Gomes himself is a former state Senator who served the same 23rd District from 2006-2012.
In other results, Republican Stephen Harding won election to the 107th House seat (Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury), while Democrat Steven Stafstrom won the 129th House seat in Bridgeport.
Harding replaces former Rep. David Scribner, who is to become a state liquor commissioner, and Stafstrom replaces former Rep. Auden Grogins who is to become a judge on the State Superior Court.
With the special election results, the State Senate is slightly changed with 20 Democrats, 15 Republicans, and one Working Families Party member; the House has 87 Democrats and 64 Republicans.
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