Malloy orders Feb. 24 special election to fill three legislative seats

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has scheduled a Feb. 24 special election to fill three vacant seats in the General Assembly.

The elections will be held in: the 23rd Senate District, which covers portions of Bridgeport and Stratford; the 107th House District, which covers all of Brookfield and portions of Bethel and Danbury; and the 129th House District, which covers a portion of Bridgeport.

The 23rd Senate District seat was vacated last month by Bridgeport Democrat Andres Ayala, who won re-election but then resigned to become Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner.

Auden Grogins, also a Bridgeport Democrat, opted not to be sworn into the 129th House District seat she won in November. Grogins was nominated by the governor earlier this month to become a Superior Court judge.

And Scribner, who also was re-elected in the 107th House District, stepped down to become a liquor control commissioner in the Department of Consumer Protection.