Southbury State Senator Rob Kane did not take the oath of office today. He is an applicant for the job of Republican state auditor. Democratic Senator Eric Coleman didn't take the oath of office today either, seeking appointment as a judge. This leaves a tie in the state Senate, with 17 Republicans and 17 Democrats in the chamber. The vacancies would be filled through special elections. Kane's 32nd state Senate District includes Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Oxford, Roxbury, Seymour, Southbury, Washington, and Watertown and Woodbury.