When Democrat Dannel Malloy, Stamford’s mayor for 14 years, won November’s gubernatorial race, he tapped several legislators for jobs in his new administration.
That required those seats – along with some other vacancies - be filled through special elections scheduled for this past Tuesday.
Well, it ain’t over yet, as Secretary of the State Denise Merrill noted today when she certified Tuesday’s results.
“Since Senator (Carlo) Leone (D-Stamford) was already serving in the General Assembly when he was elected to the 27th State Senate District, Secretary Merrill also announced that she had received a letter of resignation from him as a State Representative before he was sworn into his new position. This creates a vacancy in the 148th General Assembly district that must now also be filled by a special election. Governor Dannel P. Malloy now has 10 days to issue a Writ of Special Election in order to fill that vacancy. The special election in the 148th General Assembly district will occur 46 days following the issuance of the writ by Governor Malloy.”