Democrats from the 6th state senatorial and 25th state representative district will convene on Saturday, January 15th, to nominate candidates for a February 22nd special election.
A state senate convention will meet at 12 noon Saturday at the Italian Fraternal Society, 131 Monroe Street, New Britain, to select a nominee for the district that encompasses Berlin, New Britain and a part of Farmington.
Former State Representative Theresa Bielienski Gerratana is the only announced Democrat seeking to replace Donald J. DeFronzo, who left the Senate after four terms to become Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services in the administration of Governor Dannel Malloy.
In accordance with party rules for a special election, 49 delegates from the three towns in the district elected for the 2010 nominations will nominate a Democrat to run next month.
A special Democratic Town Committee meeting has also been called for Saturday, 11:30 a.m. at the Italian Fraternal Society for the purpose of nominating a candidate for State Representative to fill the seat vacated by John Geragosian, the longest-serving New Britain lawmaker, who was appointed state Auditor of Public Accounts by the General Assembly.
DTC Vice Chair and Board of Education member Robert Sanchez has announced his candidacy for the 25th District that lies in Voting Districts 5,6,7,8 and 9 within the city. Only members of the Democratic Town Committee from those districts may decide the nomination. Party officials indicate there are no primaries for special elections. Ballot access is possible via party nomination or by petition.
For further information contact John McNamara, Democratic Town Chair and temporary Chair of the State Senate Convention. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: 860-827-9469.