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Governor Sets Feb. 26 for Special Elections In 5 Districts

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    Governor Sets Feb. 26 for Special Elections In 5 Districts
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    Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont announced Friday he's chosen Feb. 26 for special elections to fill three vacant state Senate seats and two vacant House of Representatives seats. 

    The five Democratic incumbents all resigned before the General Assembly session opened on Wednesday in order to accept jobs in Lamont's new administration. 

    The three Senate seats were most recently held by Sen. Tim Larson, Sen. Beth Bye, and Sen. Terry Gerratana, and the House seats were most recently held by Rep. Chris Soto and Rep. James Albis. 

    Lamont nominated Larson to lead the Office of Higher Education and he nominated Bye to lead the Office of Early Childhood

    Soto will serve as Lamont’s legislative affairs director.

    Special elections will be held in the 3rd Senate District, which includes East Hartford, East Windsor, South Windsor and portions of Ellington; the 5th Senate District, consisting of Burlington, West Hartford and portions of Bloomfield and Farmington; and the 6th Senate District, consisting of Berlin, New Britain and part of Farmington. 

    Elections will also be held in New London's 39th District House seat and East Haven's 99th District House seat.

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