State Senator Beth Bye, who has ably 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.

On behalf of all of the residents of Farmington and the rest of Connecticut’s 5th Senate District, the Farmington Democratic Town Committee wishes to extend our thanks to Beth for a job well done in the General Assembly, and also a hearty congratulations and thank you for her work ahead with the Office of Early Childhood.

A special election will be held later this winter to fill the open Senate seat. Farmington Town Democratic Committee Chairman Mike Daly and Connecticut State Representative Derek Slap (19th District) are among those who have announced their intentions to run for the seat vacated by Beth Bye.

For more details, refer to the following Hartford Courant article.