Saadi to replace Connolly
Thomas J. Saadi, an Army Reserve officer who has held senior jobs in the state Department of Veterans Affairs for nearly three years, was named Tuesday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy as his choice to lead the department as commissioner.
Saadi, a former general counsel and chief of staff at the department, has been acting commissioner since the resignation in October of Sean Connolly, who is now seeking the Democratic nomination for governor.
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Saadi, 48, a former assistant attorney general, is a major in the Army Reserve serving as the chief legal officer of the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion. He is a member of the Danbury City Council and a graduate of Western Connecticut State University and the Quinnipiac University School of Law.
The governor’s choice of Saadi is subject to confirmation by the General Assembly, which convenes its annual session next month.