Three State House Special Elections Scheduled for February
Voters in Hartford, Middletown, Stamford, and West Hartford will head to the polls Feb. 28 for special elections in three vacant state House Districts.
The Jan. 3 resignation of Edwin Vargas (D-Hartford) forced a special election to fill the 6th House District seat, which covers parts of Hartford and West Hartford.
Voters in parts of Middletown will vote to fill the 100th House District seat left vacant by Democratic Rep. Quentin Williams tragic death earlier this month.
Williams had just begin his third term representing Middletown.
Across the state, voters in the 148th House District will elect a successor to incumbent Dan Fox (D-Stamford).
Fox submitted his letter of resignation Jan. 4. He is expected to be nominated as a State Superior Court judge.
Democrats currently hold 95 seats in the state House, Republicans hold 53, and there are three vacancies.
Under state law, the governor is required to issue a writ of a special election within 10 days of a General Assembly seat becoming vacant. A special election must be held 46 days later.
Parties have until Jan. 23 to nominate a candidate.
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