State Senators Beth Bye (5th District) and Terry Gerratana (6th District) have been nominated for positions in the Lamont administration.

Beth Bye, who has represented most of Farmington along with all of West Hartford and portions of Bloomfield and Burlington in the 5th District, has been nominated by Governor Ned Lamont for the position of Commissioner of the Office of Early Childhood.

During her time in Connecticut’s Senate, served as the Deputy Majority Leader and as Senate Co-Chair of the Higher Education & Employment Advancement Committee, was the Senate Vice-Chair of the Education and Human Services committees, and was also a member of the Judiciary, Legislative Management and Planning & Development committees.

Terry Gerratana, who has represented part of Farmington along with all of New Britain and Berlin in the 6th District, has been appointed by Governor Ned Lamont to the position of Senior Adviser to the Office of Health Care Strategy.

Gerratana, who has chaired the General Assembly’s committee on public health, will work with the state officials helping plan policy on health care systems, hospitals, medical records and prescription cost containment.

On behalf of all of the residents of Farmington and the rest of Connecticut’s 5th and 6th Senate Districts, the Farmington Democratic Town Committee wishes to extend our thanks to Beth and Terry for a job well done in the General Assembly, and also a hearty congratulations and thank you for their work ahead with these important positions.

A special election will on Tuesday, February 26th to fill these open Senate seats. Connecticut State Representative Derek Slap (19th District) has announced his intention to run for the 5th District seat vacated by Beth Bye. State Representative Rick Lopes, from the 24th District, New Britain, has announced his intentions to run for the 6th District seat in the State Senate.