Edwin A. Gomes

Working Families Candidate Wins Special House Election In Hartford

Working Families Candidate Wins Special House Election In Hartford

Union leader Joshua Hall became the first Working Families Party candidate to win a seat in the state House, collecting 41 percent of the vote in Tuesday's 7th District special election.

Hall, vice president of the Hartford Federation of Teachers and a former Weaver High School teacher, received 625 votes in an upset of Rickey Pinckney, the Democratic-endorsed candidate, who received 512 votes, and petitioning candidate Kenneth Green, who took 367 votes, according to unofficial election results released late Tuesday by Democratic Registrar of Voters Giselle Feliciano.

Though her name didn't appear on the ballot, write-in candidate Giselle Jacobs received 17 votes, Feliciano...

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