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Democratic state Rep. Brian Sear received the unanimous endorsement to run for a second term in the 47th state House of Representatives District.
Sear last fall lost in his bid for a fourth term as first selectman in Canterbury and considers his state representative position to be his full-time job.
While Tuesday’s convention Chaplin Senior Center lasted less than 20 minutes, Sear said the seven delegates and supporters stayed for over an hour to discuss issues facing the state.
“It was a convention that turned into a mini town hall meeting,” he said.
Sear won’t know his Republican opponent until after the Aug. 12 primary in the district that covers the northern section of Norwich and the towns of Sprague, Scotland, Lebanon, Franklin, Lisbon, Chaplin, Hampton and Canterbury.
Three Republicans, Noah Enslow and Michael Meadows, both of Sprague, and Doug Dubitsky of Chaplin all fell short of winning the part endorsement at last week’s convention and will face off in the primary.