A special election will be held in part of Newtown and in Monroe next month. The election is needed to fill a vacancy for state representative in the 112th Assembly District of the state House of Representatives. The seat became vacant on February 17th following the resignation of Republican J.P. Sredzinski. Under state law, the governor is required to issue a writ of special election within 10 days of a vacancy, and a special election must be held exactly 46 days after the writ has been issued. The special election will be held Tuesday April 13th.