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Stamford's McDonald a Step Closer To Supreme Court Seat

Andrew McDonald of Stamford is on his way to becoming the first openly gay member of the state Supreme Court.
Andrew McDonald of Stamford is on his way to becoming the first openly gay member of the state Supreme Court. Photo Credit: File Photo

STAMFORD, Conn. — The nomination of Andrew McDonald of Stamford to be an associate judge of the state Supreme Court and a judge of the Superior Court was approved by the state Senate on Wednesday.

McDonald's nomination now goes to the House of Representatives. If approved, he would become the state's first openly gay appellate judge, a news release said. Gov. Dannel Malloy nominated McDonald on Dec. 27.

“I served with Mr. McDonald in the state legislature, and I know him to be an honorable and reasonable man, always responsive to his constituents. I congratulate him on his new role,” State Sen. Carlo Leone, D-Stamford/Darien, said in the release.

Leone replaced McDonald in the Senate when McDonald was named general counsel to Malloy when he became governor. He also served on the city’s Board of Finance and Board of Representatives before taking a seat in the state legislature.

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