Brookfield GOP lawmaker to take job in Malloy administration

-FILE- Governor Dannel Malloy (WTNH)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Veteran Brookfield state Rep. David Scribner is leaving the General Assembly to take a job in Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration.

The Republican legislator, who was re-elected in November, did not take the oath of office on Wednesday. A member of the House of Representatives since 1999, he has been the ranking Republican on the legislature’s Transportation Committee.

According to a statement from Scribner’s office, the lawmaker will serve as a commissioner in the Department of Consumer Protection. Scribner said he was looking forward to “a new set of challenges.”

Malloy has until Jan. 17 to issue a Writ of Special Election. The special election for Scribner’s successor must be held 46 days afterward.

Special elections must also be held for two Bridgeport legislators who’ve received appointments from Malloy.

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