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Ronnell Higgins stands behind a podium in a conference room at the State Capitol. He is speaking to members of the press. Gov. Ned Lamont and Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection commissioner James Rovella are watching him from the side.

Ronnell A. Higgins (right) was nominated by Governor Ned Lamont (center) to replace James C. Rovella (left) as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Shahrzad Rasekh / CT Mirror

Ronnell A. Higgins (right) was nominated by Governor Ned Lamont (center) to replace James C. Rovella (left) as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.