May 7 Special Election To Fill State House Seat

Governor Ned Lamont on Monday set Tuesday, May 7 as the date to conduct a special election to fill a vacancy in the 130th State Assembly District caused by the death of Ezequiel Santiago who had represented the district for 10 years.

The governor is required to issue a writ of special election within 10 days of a vacancy in the General Assembly that must be held 46 days after the writ was issued. Lamont signed the writ on Friday. See here.

For background of district and map see here. The district covers Downtown, South End as well as portions of the West End and East Side. Party leaders are engaged in discussions about potential candidates.

The Connecticut Secretary of the State’s Office has crafted an election calendar that includes timelines for respective party endorsements, window for petition challengers to qualify for the ballot and issuance of absentee ballots, etc. Party endorsements, according to the calendar, must be made no later than April 1.

See election calendar 130 Assembly.

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  1. Lennie, with 46 days until the special election to fill a vacancy in the 130th State Assembly District what is the word on the street and on Madison Ave. on the candidates who will come forward and those that will be drafted to run?

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