Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced his pick for Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court – his longtime friend and current Associate Supreme Court Justice Andrew McDonald.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s nominee to be Connecticut’s next chief justice would be the first openly gay leader of a state Supreme Court. Puerto Rico Chief Justice Maite Oronoz Rodriguez became the first openly gay chief justice in U.S. history in February 2016. The 51-year-old McDonald has served on the Supreme Court for five years and was nominated by Malloy.