Joe Gresko
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.

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Mark PazniokasCapitol Bureau Chief

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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