Special election planned for late lawmaker’s seat

State Capitol building in Hartford. (File)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has been officially notified of an opening in the Connecticut House of Representatives.

Malloy has until June 11 to issue a Writ of Special Election to choose a successor to Republican state Rep. Larry Miller, who died Sunday. He was 78. The special election must be held within 46 days of the writ being issued.

Miller was first elected in 1990 to represent the 122nd Assembly District, which includes Shelton and parts of Stratford and Trumbull. He had been the endorsed GOP candidate for the seat in this year’s election, but withdrew his candidacy May 30.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill called Miller “the very definition of a public servant,” adding how “he would be the first one to say that democracy must move forward.”

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