Races for Fairfield legislative seats taking shape
Published 12:37 pm, Thursday, May 17, 2012
Nominating conventions and caucuses to select this year's candidates for Fairfield's state legislative delegation are primarily pro forma this time around, with only one contest among Democrats for the nomination in the 132nd House District.
The Democrats' nominating convention for both the 132nd and 133rd House Districts will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the conference room at the Board of Education offices. Republican caucuses for those districts will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Stratfield Elementary School.
In the 133rd District, Democrats are expected to nominate incumbent Kim Fawcett, while Republican Chris DeSanctis is expected to announce his candidacy for the seat on Monday.
The GOP's nominating convention in the 134th House District, which includes parts of Fairfield and Trumbull, was held Wednesday and incumbent Tony Hwang received the party nod unopposed. Representative Town Meeting member Heather Dean has announced her candidacy for the Democrats' nomination in the district, and their convention is slated for 7 p.m. Tuesday in Osborn Hill School.
State Sen. John McKinney received the Republican endorsement to run for re-election from a GOP 28th Senate District convention earlier this week and, as of Thursday, no Democrat had announced a run for the seat in the multi-town district. The Democratic convention is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in Osborn Hill School.