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Young Democrat Wins Connecticut Special Election Victory

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WASHINGTON – The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee and its executive director, Jessica Post, are congratulating Representative-Elect Antonio Felipe and Connecticut Democrats on their victory in the House District 130 special election tonight.

“Representative-Elect Antonio Felipe will be one of the youngest elected legislators in the country and his fresh, new voice will help inspire more young people to become politically involved and vote before this crucial election,” Post said. “Democrats are winning special elections across the country because our candidates best represent the communities they are running to represent.”

Antonio Felipe, 23, is the vice president of the Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats. Previously, he managed several campaigns in the city, including those of State Rep. Chris Rosario and City Councilwoman Maria Viggiano. He is currently attending Housatonic Community College studying for a degree in communications.

“Connecticut Democrats are safely holding the state House because they’re working to create jobs, invest in public schools, and protect health care,” Post said. “Tonight’s special election victory ensures Connecticut will keep moving forward.” The seat became vacant after Ezequiel Santiago (D) passed away on March 15, 2019. HD 130 rests entirely within Bridgeport, Connecticut, the largest city in the state. Connecticut Democrats will now hold a 31-seat advantage in the House and an 8-seat advantage in the Senate.