Special elections fill vacancies in Middletown, Hartford, West Hartford, Stamford

Special election held to fill 3 seats
Published: Feb. 28, 2023 at 6:30 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2023 at 10:52 PM EST
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MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) - Special elections were held to fill three vacancies in the Connecticut House of Representatives.

Those vacant seats are in Middletown, Stamford, and some of Hartford and West Hartford.

The special election in Middletown comes following the tragic passing of Representative Quentin Williams also known as “Q.”

He was killed by a wrong way driver at the beginning of the year.

The two candidates vying for the vacant seat in Middletown were Democrat Kai Juanna Belton and Republican Deborah Kleckowski.

Belton won the election receiving 68.9 percent of the votes.

In Hartford and West Hartford, Democrat James “Jimmy” Sanchez beat Justin Diaz.

In Stamford, Democrat Anabel D. Figueroa won, beating Republican Olga Dimitria Anastos with 61 percent of the vote.

Eyewitness News spoke with voters at the polls today about the importance of casting their ballot.

Ellen Seltzer from Middletown said, “It’s my right. If I don’t do it, maybe the next person won’t do it, and we need to do it. That’s how we see change.”

For a full breakdown on the results:

Special Elections Results
Special Elections Results(Secretary of the State)

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