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.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s