Rep. Kevin DelGobbo (R-Naugatuck) is being appointed to the DPUC, and will leave his seat vacant when the new legislature is sworn in. That means a special election will be held soon for the seat DelGobbo has held for twelve years. Two candidates have already emerged, according to the Republican-American: Former borough (Naugatuck refers to itself as a “borough” instead of a town, just to be different) attorney Kevin McSherry (D), and Board of Finance member Rosa Rebimbas (R).
Look for the special election to happen sometime in late February. It must be held within 45 days of the seat becoming vacant, meaning that it probably won’t coincide with any town primaries Naugatuck may be holding this year.