Parties to select candidates for 39th District state rep seat

New London — The Republicans, Democrats and Greens have scheduled meetings to endorse their candidates to run in the Feb. 26 special election to fill the vacant 39th House District seat.

The Republican Town Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the New London Senior Center at 120 Broad St. Democrats will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 38 Green St. The New London Green Party is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. on Jan. 20 at the Right Path Organic Cafe at 147 Bank St.

The 39th House District covers the first and second voting districts in the city. The seat became vacant as of Jan. 9 when state Rep. Chris Soto resigned from his post to take a job as legislative affairs director in the Gov. Ned Lamont administration.

As of Monday afternoon, Green Party member Mirna Martinez, Democrats Anthony Nolan and Jason Catala and Republican Susan Gorra had filed preliminary candidate paperwork with the state to run for the office.



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