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Special Election Set to Fill O'Brien's State Rep. Seat

Elaine O'Brien passed away Feb. 21. Voters in the towns of Suffield, East Granby and a portion of Windsor will now have to elect a new state representative for the 61st District.

A press release issued Feb. 24 by the Office of Governor Malloy:

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that a special election to fill a vacancy in the State House of Representatives serving the 61st Assembly District, which covers all of East Granby and Suffield and a portion of Windsor, will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014.

The seat became vacant on Feb. 21 following the passing of state Rep. Elaine O’Brien.

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 46 days after its issuance. The writs — one for each of the town clerks of East Granby, Suffield and Windsor — were signed by Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who is serving as Acting Governor, and are being filed today.

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