Voters in two state House districts head to the polls April 25 for special elections.

The 7th House District, which covers northwest Hartford, and the 68th House District, which includes all of Watertown and part of Woodbury, were vacated after the incumbents were elected to the state Senate.

Douglas McCrory (D-Hartford), and Eric Berthel (D-Watertown), resigned their House seats after winning Senate seats in Feb. 28 special elections.

McCrory ran for Senate in the 2nd District after Eric Coleman, a veteran Democrat, resigned in anticipation of a judicial appointment.

Bethel won the 32nd District after the Republican incumbent, Rob Kane, stepped down to become a state auditor.

Voters in the 7th House District will choose from three candidates April 25.

Hartford Democrats endorsed Rickey Pinckney, a member of the party's town committee.

He faces two opponents—Working Families Party candidate Joshua Hall, and petitioning candidate Kenneth Green, a former Democratic state representative.

Hartford Republicans did not nominate a candidate.

In the 68th District, Republicans nominated Joe Polletta, a member of the Watertown Town Council.

He will square off against Democrat Louis Esposito, a member of the Watertown Planning and Zoning Commission, and a former town council member.

Polls will be open in both districts April 25 from 6 am to 8 pm.

Democrats currently hold a 78-71 advantage in the state House. The Senate is tied 18-18.

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