Manchester Holds Special Election Tuesday To Fill Vacant House Seat

Mar 18, 2013

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A former state representative and a union president face off Tuesday in a special election to fill a vacant House seat in Manchester.

Republican Win Hutchinson is looking to reclaim the seat he lost representing Manchester in the November election.

His opponent is Democrat Bill O’Neil, who is president of the local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

The seat became vacant just after the November election.

That’s when Democrat Robert Thompson was one of two people elected to represent Hillsborough County District 9. But he stepped down when he moved to Florida.

Voters in Manchester’s ward two are eligible to vote in the special election. Polls are open at Hillside Middle School from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.