Special Election Set For 112th District
HARTFORD — Governor Ned Lamont has announced that he has scheduled Tuesday, April 13, as the date to hold a special election to fill a vacancy for state representative in the 112th Assembly District of the Connecticut House of Representatives.
The seat, which consists of the entirety of Monroe and portions of Newtown, became vacant on February 17 following the resignation of JP Sredzinski.
Sredzinski, a Republican, served the 112th District for three terms. The district encompasses a portion of Newtown that has 2,336 registered voters according to Newtown Registrars of Voters LeReine Frampton.
Nick Kapoor, a current Monroe Board of Education member and Fairfield University professor, is the Democratic candidate according to Newtown DTC Chairman Eric Paradis. The Monroe Republican Town Committee has not yet responded to a request for candidate information.
Under state law, the governor is required to issue a writ of special election within 10 days of a vacancy in the General Assembly and a special election must be held exactly 46 days after the writ has been issued. Lamont issued the writs for both Newtown and Monroe February 26.
Eligible voters in the district will be able to vote in person on April 13 at Reed Intermediate School between 6 am and 8 pm.
Because the governor's Executive Order on no-excuse absentee voting will still be in place, however, absentee ballots are expected to be available by mid-March, according to Town Clerk Debbie Halstead.
Look for updates on voting and converge of the candidates and races in upcoming print editions of The Newtown Bee and this website.