Judiciary committee shakeup coming

Rep. Gerry Fox (CTNJ File Photo)
Rep. Gerry Fox (CTNJ File Photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – There’s certain to be a leadership shakeup on the legislature’s Judiciary Committee next year. Rep. Gerald Fox III, the panel’s co-chairman, announced Thursday he will not seek another term in the legislature and will instead pursue a nomination for probate judge.

The announcement from Fox, a Stamford Democrat, comes days after the panel’s Senate chairman, Sen. Eric Coleman, lost the Democratic nomination for his seat. Coleman has said he plans to primary the candidate who won the nomination, Hartford City Council President Shawn Wooden.

But Fox said Thursday he has made the decision to leave the legislature when his current term ends in an effort to replace his father Gerald Fox, who is currently serving as Stamford’s probate judge and plans to retire.

Fox said he was proud of his work on the Judiciary Committee.

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