Senator Kissel Appointed to Council of State Governments Criminal Justice Board of Advisors

July 15, 2005

State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) has been appointed a member of the Council of State Governments/Eastern Regional Conference (CSG/ERC) Criminal Justice Board of Advisors for the 2005 and 2006 years by Senate President Pro Tempore Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn). Established in 1933, the Council of State Governments (CSG) is a non-partisan, public, non-profit organization that provides information, research, and training to state officials in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

“It’s a great honor to be appointed to this Board and to have the chance to work and share ideas with state legislators and other officials from across the country,” said Senator Kissel. “I would like to express my thanks to
Senator Williams for this great opportunity.”

Senator Kissel brings to the position both his legislative and professional experience. He currently serves as the Ranking Senator on the Connecticut General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee. Senator Kissel has also been practicing law for 21 years and was a Special Public Defender prior to being elected to the State Senate.

CSG/ERC created the Criminal Justice Board of Directors in 1996 to promote innovative policy and management ideas to reduce crime and to communicate to federal lawmakers state officials’ collective position on criminal justice matters. Among national state organizations, CSG is unique in that it serves state officials in all three branches of state government through its headquarters office in Lexington, Kentucky and its four regional offices in New York City, NY, Atlanta GA; Lombard, IL and Sacramento, CA.

Senator Kissel is a Deputy Minority Leader and is serving is seventh term representing the 7 th district communities of East Granby, Enfield, Granby, Somers, Suffield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.