The political primary elections are just more than a month away now and the general election four months down the road and it turns out more people are competing for state legislative seats—substantially more—than in recent years. According to Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz, 54 of the 187 state House and Senate races are uncontested. That’s down from 60 seats that did not have a major party candidate contending two years ago.
Bysiewicz says the increased competition is good for the democratic process. “Although some legislative districts still lack competition, I am very encouraged by these numbers and I am proud of those Connecticut citizens who have decided to get involved in the political process,” she said.