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.

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Keith M. PhaneufState Budget Reporter

Keith has spent most of his 31 years as a reporter specializing in state government finances, analyzing such topics as income tax equity, waste in government and the complex funding systems behind Connecticut’s transportation and social services networks. He has been the state finances reporter at CT Mirror since it launched in 2010. Prior to joining CT Mirror Keith was State Capitol bureau chief for The Journal Inquirer of Manchester, a reporter for the Day of New London, and a former contributing writer to The New York Times. Keith is a graduate of and a former journalism instructor at the University of Connecticut.

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