Two special elections are scheduled for Jan. 14 to fill state House of Representatives vacancies in Fairfield and the Colchester area.

A third election is scheduled for Jan. 21 in Greenwich to fill a third House vacancy.

The Nov. 20 death of 12-term state representative Linda Orange created the vacancy in the 48th House District—which includes parts of Colchester, Lebanon, Mansfield, and Windham.

Lebanon Republican Mark DeCaprio, who unsuccessfully challenged Orange in 2018, is running against Democrat Brian Smith, a former Colchester Board of Finance member.

Two candidates have filed to run for the 132nd House seat left vacant when Republican Brenda Kupchick resigned Nov. 22 after she was elected first selectwoman of Fairfield.

The Democratic Party endorsed Board of Education member Jennifer Leeper for the seat, held by Kupchick since 2011.

She faces Republican Brian Farnen, a member of the Fairfield Representative Town Meeting and general counsel at the Connecticut Green Bank.

Two Greenwich Board of Education members are running for the 151st House seat held by Republican Fred Camillo since 2009.

Democrat Jennifer Dayton and Republican Peter Sherr want to succeed Camillo, who resigned the seat Dec. 2 following his election as Greenwich first selectman.

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