Norbut, a Democrat, is exploring a run in the Second Hampden District, which has been represented for the past 17 years by Republican Mary S. Rogeness of Longmeadow. Rep. Rogeness has announced that she is not seeking re-election this year.
The Second Hampden district is relatively far-flung geographically, running from Longmeadow on the Connecticut River to Monson, which is more than a dozen miles to the east. The district is also quite diverse socioeconomically, including a portion of the City of Springfield, the relatively affluent suburb of Longmeadow, and the relatively small rural town of Monson.
Conley Norbut has said that she will be deciding on a run for the seat "within the next few weeks."