Rick Lopes Sworn In As New State Rep For The 24th…….Scenes from Tuesday’s Special Election…..

Former Alderman Rick Lopes took the oath of office as the 24th District State Representative in ceremonies on Friday in the House Chamber of the State Capitol with Secretary of the State Denise Merrill presiding.  The ceremony was attended by approximately 60 elected officials, friends and supporters of Lopes who succeeds Tim O’Brien in the legislative seat. O’Brien vacated the office when he was elected New Britain Mayor last November.  Lopes was joined by his new colleagues in the New Britain delegation:  State Senator Terry Gerratana, State Reps. Betty Boukus, Bob Sanchez and Peter Tercyak.

The General Assembly convenes for the 2012 session on February 8th.   Lopes’ committee assignments have yet to be announced.

Scenes from the Special Election Night  1/10……………

Despite a turnout below 20% Rick Lopes prevailed over two opponents with 44% of the vote.

Newington DTC's Mike Fox, Chair Carol Anest and Rick Lopes

Rick Lopes is congratulated by DAS Commissioner and former State Senator Don DeFronzo. Lopes served as DeFronzo's legislative aide for eight years.

New Britain DTC Treasurer John Valengavich, former House Majority Leader David Pudlin (24) and Sam Pudlin join the Lopes victory party.

Governor Malloy was among the well wishers. From left State Rep. Bob Sanchez, Lopes and Malloy

City Treasurer Teresa Sapieha-Yanchak and Rick Lopes

Rick Lopes and Governor Malloy with campaign volunteers

Town Committee Meeting To Be Held Thursday, January 19th, at City Hall

The Democratic Town Committee will hold its January meeting on Thursday, January 19th, at New Britain City Hall, 27 West Main Street at 7 p.m.  All Democrats are welcome to attend.

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