On the eve of his 79th birthday, former state Sen. Edwin A. Gomes, D-Bridgeport, regained his seat as a minor-party candidate in a special election Tuesday night, scoring a national first for the Working Families Party.
The ballots are set for special elections on Feb. 24 to fill three legislative vacancies created by lawmakers accepting positions in the executive or judicial branches of government.
The Connecticut legislature Friday ignored an NRA campaign to block the judicial nomination of a former legislator who co-sponsored the post-Newtown gun controls, voting overwhelmingly to confirm Auden C. Grogins of Bridgeport as a judge of the Superior Court.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated Rep. Auden Grogins, D-Bridgeport, as a Superior Court judge Friday, creating a second vacancy in the city’s legislative delegation: Sen. Andres Ayala Jr. is becoming the governor’s new motor vehicles commissioner.