Sen. McKinney on Roraback Nomination

January 24, 2013

Hartford, CT – Senate Minority Leader John McKinney (R-Fairfield) released the following statement today re: Governor Malloy’s nomination of Senator Andrew Roraback to become a judge on the Superior Court.

“As a leader in the General Assembly, my friend and colleague Andrew Roraback earned a reputation for independence, hard work and consistency. In fact, he never missed a roll call vote in his 17 years of legislative service.

“He is one of the most logical and deliberative thinkers I have ever worked with and one of the most attentive listeners I have ever known. He will make an excellent judge.”

In a press release from Governor Dannel Malloy’s office Senator Roraback said, “I am deeply honored and extremely grateful to Governor Malloy for nominating me to this important position. I welcome the opportunity to continue my commitment to serve the public as a member of the Judicial Branch if my nomination is confirmed by the legislature.”

Sen. Roraback of Goshen is a partner with Roraback and Roraback Law Firm in Torrington.

Previously, he served as a state senator in the Connecticut General Assembly for six terms and as a state representative for three terms. He received his B.A. from Yale University, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School.

The 15 Superior Court nominees will fill 30 vacancies on that court. Governor Malloy said that he does not intend on filling the remaining 15 positions at this time.