Republicans now have 54 seats in the House after a special election Tuesday.

Republican Tony Scott of Monroe won a three-way race in a special election Tuesday in the 112th House District of Monroe and a portion of Newtown.

Unofficial results showed Scott, a councilman, winning with 53% of the vote, while Democrat Nicholas Kapoor, a Board of Education member, finished second with 46%. The other candidate was William Furrier of Newtown, a former selectman running on the Independent line.

Scott will succeed former Rep. J.P. Sredzinski, R-Monroe, who resigned. Scott’s victory will return the Republicans to 54 seats in the 151-seat House. Democrats lost one member when Patricia Billie Miller of Stamford resigned her House seat after winning a special election to the Senate.

Her successor in the 145th District seat will be chosen in a special election next week.

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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