The special election for the 107th state House District of Brookfield, and parts of Bethel and Danbury is coming up soon, and the candidates names need to be sent to the Secretary of the State by tomorrow.
Democrats held a convention Tuesday and selected former Brookfield Selectman Howard Lasser to run for the seat vacated by Republican David Scribner last week. Lasser previously served on the town's Board of Finance, Charger Revision Committee and the Senior Citizen Tax Credit Committee. He is currently leading the Brookfield Craft Center. He also ran for the position of Brookfield First Selectman in 2013, but lost by less than 100 votes.
The Republicans are meeting tonight to select their candidate. The special election is February 24th.
Scribner resigned the day he was set to be sworn in for his ninth term--in order to accept a position on the state Liquor Control Commission in the state Department of Consumer Protection.