Soto submits resignation

State Rep. Chris Soto, D-New London, officially resigned his 39th House District seat effective 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Secretary of the State's office.

Under state law, the governor has 10 days to issue a “writ of election” and set a date for a special election in the 39th State House district. The special election must be held on the 46th day after the issuance of the writ of election. Major party conventions must take place by 36 days before the special election.

Soto, who has accepted a position as the legislative affairs director for Governor-elect Ned Lamont, submitted a two-paragraph letter of resignation.

“It has been my great honor to serve as a member of the Connecticut House of representatives and I will miss it greatly,” Soto wrote.

Soto’s resignation will set into motion a series of party conventions in New London. Several people have expressed interest in running for the seat. The 39th District covers the first and second voting districts in the city.



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