Rep. Bryan Hurlburt is moving on from the legislature to to a job with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. His resignation is effective as of noon Friday, which means a special election has to be scheduled for the 53rd district, which includes Ashford, Tolland, and Willington.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, the state official in charge of elections, issued this statement:
My office has notified Governor Malloy of Representative Hurlburt’s resignation, and the governor will have until April 29th to issue a writ of special election so the citizens of the 53rd district can choose a successor to Representative Hurlburt. On a personal level, I want to wish my friend Bryan good luck with his new position in the US Department of Agriculture. He has served his constituents in the 53rd district admirably and we will miss him in the General Assembly.