Joe Gresko, councilman and legislative aide, seeks Backer’s seat

Joe Gresko

Joe Gresko

Joe Gresko, a legislative aide and recently elected Stratford councilman, will seek the Democratic nomination Tuesday night to succeed his friend, Rep. Terry Backer, D-Stratford, who died last week.

A special election to fill the vacancy in the 121st House District will be held Feb. 2, the day before the opening of the General Assembly’s 2016 session.

Gresko is a former radio reporter at WICC in Bridgeport. He was the communication manager for the city of Bridgeport before joining the House Democratic staff in Hartford more than a decade ago.