WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A special election is being planned to fill the legislative seat of a Waterbury state representative who resigned amid a federal investigation.
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has designated April 26 the Election Day for the 75th Assembly District. The House of Representatives seat includes a portion of Waterbury.
Former Rep. Victor Cuevas, a Democrat, resigned last week amid a probe into a home loan he took out to help one of his sons buy a house in Bristol. The move was first reported by the Waterbury Republican-American.
A lawyer for 51-year-old Cuevas told the newspaper the lawmaker felt it was in “the best interest of everybody, including the Democratic Party, to resign.” Cuevas was mid-way into his second term.
No charges have been filed against Cuevas.