A special election to fill the state Senate seat vacated by Toni Harp, the newly inaugurated mayor of New Haven, will be held Feb. 25, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office announced Friday.

Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield, D-New Haven, is seeking the seat in the 10th District, which includes West Haven and part of New Haven.

Malloy issued a writ of special election Friday, and the special election must be held 46 days after its issuance.

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