|President pro tempore of the Connecticut Senate|
January 7, 2015
Servingwith Len Fasano (2017–2019)
|Preceded by||Donald E. Williams Jr.|
|Member of the Connecticut Senate |
from the 11th district
|Preceded by||Anthony Avallone|
|Born||July 23, 1948|
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
|Education|| Fairfield University (BA)|
University of Connecticut, Storrs (MA)
University of Connecticut, Hartford (JD)
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|Connecticut House of Representatives|
| Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives |
from the 96th district
|Connecticut State Senate|
| Member of the Connecticut Senate |
from the 11th district
| Majority Leader of the Connecticut Senate |
Donald E. Williams Jr.
| President pro tempore of the Connecticut Senate |