Sen. McKinney, Rep. Wasserman Praise Choice of John Blawie to State Bench

April 21, 2004

State Senator John McKinney, R-Fairfield, and State Representative Julia B. Wasserman, R-Newtown, today announced that John F. Blawie of Sandy Hook has been nominated by Governor John G. Rowland to be a judge of the State Superior Court.

“It gives me great pleasure to announce the nomination of John Blawie to the Superior Court,” said Sen. McKinney. “John is an exceptional choice. I have known him since childhood and he is intelligent, dedicated and, perhaps most important, a man of unparalleled integrity. He would make an excellent Judge of the Superior Court.”

According to the legislators, John Blawie has earned an impeccable reputation for sound decision-making and praise from his colleagues while a State’s Attorney in charge of Connecticut’s Economic Crime Unit. “It is my firm belief that John would be a great asset to our judicial system,” said Sen. McKinney.

“Mr. Blawie’s background and experience in the legal profession make him uniquely qualified for an appointment as a Superior Court Judge,” said Rep. Wasserman (whose district includes Sandy Hook). “He has a reputation for fairness, the respect of his fellow attorneys and a love for the law that will serve him well on the bench. I fully support his nomination to be a Superior Court judge and I strongly recommend his confirmation to my colleagues in the state House and Senate.”

Mr. Blawie’s nomination now goes to the legislature’s Judiciary Committee, before heading the floor of the House and Senate for final approval.