What better time to reappoint Peter Boynton as commissioner of Emergency Management and Homeland Security?

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy chose today, as the state is coping with flooding and gearing for more rain, to announce that he is retaining Boynton, a career Coastie hired by Gov. M. Jodi Rell in 2009.

Boynton’s had plenty of face time with the new governor at the Emergency Operations Center during the winter’s parade of heay snow storms. That will continue as snowpack turns to flooding.

One of his Coast Guard assignments was port security, search and rescue and environmental protection in Connecticut. He also served on the White House National Security Council staff and also was federal security director for the Transportation Security Administration at Bradley.

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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