Voters in the 15th House District on Tuesday elected Democrat David Baram their new state representative. He won a special election held to fill the seat of former Rep. Faith McMahon, who passed away after being sworn in earlier this year.

Baram defeated Republican Joseph Merritt and write-in candidate Devaughn Ward. All three are from Bloomfield, which makes up most of the district. A part of Windsor is also in the 15th.

Baram, an attorney, is a former mayor of Bloomfield and is chairman of the town Democratic committee.