The first judicial nominees of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s  second term are Alice A. Bruno of New Britain, John B. Farley of West Hartford, Gerald L. Harmon of Southington and Edward T. Krumeich II of Greenwich.

The governor released a statement Tuesday announcing his choices of the three men and one woman for vacancies on the Superior Court. If confirmed by the General Assembly, the four would bring to 47 the number of judges Malloy has named to the trial bench in four years and four months as governor.

 “Selecting qualified, diverse nominees is not an easy task – we do it exceptionally carefully because these decisions impact our future, and we’re working to build a Connecticut for the long-run, for everyone.  That’s why these selections are so important, and that’s why it’s so vital to find candidates who are representative of our diverse population,” Malloy said.

As of Dec. 31, 2014, there were 111 men and 59 women serving as Superior Court judges, including 13 black men and 11 black women. Harmon, one of the latest nominees, is African-American.

Bruno, 59, whose resume includes a stint as executive director of the Connecticut Bar Association, most recently was a special counsel in the secretary of the state’s office. She is a former partner in Tyler, Cooper & Alcorn. A graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law, she also holds a master’s degree in social work from UConn and a B.A. from Tufts.

Farley, 56, is a partner in Halloran & Sage, where he co-chairs both the appellate and business litigation practice groups. He holds a law degree and an M.A. in political science from the University of Connecticut and an A.B. from Georgetown University.

Harmon, 54, who has his own law office, practices criminal defense and civil litigation in state and federal courts. He holds a law degree from Boston College Law School, an M.B.A. from Bentley College and a B.S. from The University of Dayton.

Krumeich, 64, is a member of Ivey, Barnum and O’Mara, specializing in commercial, construction and real estate litigation in state and federal courts. He was a law clerk to Judge Anthony J. Celebrezze on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He holds a law degree from Case Western Reserve University and a B.A. from Hamilton College.

He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the General Assembly in 2006.

Malloy’s most recent previous nominee, former state Rep. Auden C. Grogins, D-Bridgeport, was nominated in the last week of his first term as governor.

 Below are the governor’s additions to the trial bench.

Sybil Richards
Leeland J. Cole-Chu
Anna M. Ficeto
Donna Nelson Heller
Raheem L. Mullins
Maureen McCabe Murphy
Kenneth B. Povodator
Michael A. Albis
Thomas D. Colin
Melanie L. Cradle
Karen A. Goodrow
Sheila A. Huddleston
Michael P. Kamp
Charles T. Lee
Jason M. Lobo
Shelley A. Marcus
Maurice B. Mosley
Thomas G. Moukawsher
Andrew Roraback
Hope Colleen Seeley
Robyn Stewart Johnson
Anthony D. Truglia Jr.
Anthony Avallone
Timothy D. Bates
Leo V. Diana
Steven D. Ecker
Tammy D. Geathers
Jane K. Grossman
Irene Prosky Jacobs
Ingrid L. Moll
John D. Moore
Kevin J. Murphy
Robert Nastri Jr.
Cesar A. Noble
Rupal Shah Palanki
Kevin S. Russo
Steven Spellman
Erika M. Tindill
Kevin Doyle
Alex V. Hernandez
Sheila M. Prats
Omar A. Williams
Auden C. Grogins

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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