HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The slim Democratic majority in the Connecticut House of Representatives is growing.
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He will fill the seat left vacant by Republican Laura Hoydick, who became Stratford’s mayor in January.
Connecticut Democrats are calling Young’s win historic, and a rejection of Republican President Donald Trump and state Republicans. The state GOP chairman has said the race was more about low turnout for a special election.
Democrats will now control the House by an 80-71 margin. There are an equal number of Democrats and Republicans in the 18-18 Senate.
Young is a professional chef and served on the Stratford Town Council.