Malloy picks state Sen. McDonald as general counsel

A Stamford native was named to one of the top positions today on Gov.-elect Dan Malloy?s (D-Conn.) staff.Malloy announced that state Sen. Andrew McDonald (D-27th

HARTFORD - A Stamford native was named to one of the top positions today on Gov.-elect Dan Malloy?s (D-Conn.) staff.

Malloy announced that state Sen. Andrew McDonald (D-27th District) will be his top legal adviser.

The state senator says it was a tough decision to put aside his own elected position, but it's an opportunity he couldn't pass up.

McDonald will leave his job as a commercial litigation lawyer and the state Senate seat he's held for eight years to take the general counsel spot.

He will leave his Senate seat Jan. 5 and a special election will be held in March to fill the opening.

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