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The candidates for next month’s special election in Nassau's 2nd Legislative District have been set.

Democrat Siela Bynoe, a top official at the Huntington Housing Authority, will challenge Republican Pepitz Blanchard of Westbury, a respiratory therapist for Nassau University Medical Center.

Nassau GOP spokesman Anthony Santino confirmed Friday that the party had nominated Blanchard, who ran unsuccessfully for the seat last year.

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The winner will replace former Legis. Robert Troiano, a Democrat who recently vacated the seat to take a post with the Town of North Hempstead.

The election is Feb. 11.

The 2nd Legislative District -- which includes Hempstead, West Hempstead, Westbury, New Cassel, Lakeview, Hicksville, Rockville Centre and East Garden City -- has 24,395 registered Democrats, 6,031 registered Republicans and 5,976 unaffiliated voters, according to the Nassau Board of Elections.