Lance Harvell was chosen this week as the party’s nominee for the house district 89 seat that includes Farmington and Industry.
The seat had been held by three-term Democrat Janet Mills, who is giving it up to become attorney general.
Harvell had previously run for the seat, but was defeated by Mills.
Democrats will caucus Jan. 4th to select their candidate for the special election, to be held Feb. 3rd.
No matter who wins, Democrats will hold a commanding majority going into the new two-year session.