Special Election Planned for 61st Assembly Seat

State Rep. Elaine O’Brien died on Feb. 21.

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    Connecticut General Assembly.

    A special election will be held on Friday, April 11 to fill the 61st Assembly seat.

    State Rep. Elaine O’Brien died on Feb. 21 at the age of 58 after a long battle with cancer. She had held the seat, which represents East Granby, Suffield and a portion of Windsor, since 2010.

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that a special election to fill a vacancy in the State House of Representatives serving the 61st Assembly District.  

    State law requires the governor to issue a Writ of Special Election within 10 days of a vacancy in the General Assembly and a special election must be held 46 days after its issuance.  

    A news release from the governor’s office said Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman is serving as acting governor and signed them today.

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