There is going to be an open seat in the Connecticut Senate district which includes New Milford. Current state Senator Clark Chapin announced in November that he would not seek another term in office.
Shortly after the Republican's announcement, Litchfield GOP Representative Craig Miner declared his intention to seek the 30th Senate position.
Two Democrats are also vying for the post. New Milford Board of Education chairman David Lawson has the town party's backing in his campaign. He is serving his 5th term on the Board of Ed. Another Democrat, attorney Bill Riskka is looking to take the open seat. He ran twice against Chapin. The Democratic caucus will be held in May.