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State Senator

Carlo Leone

Representing Stamford & Darien

Sen. Leone Joins Unanimous Vote In Favor Of Diverse Panel Of Superior Court Judges

State Senator Carlo Leone (D-Stamford) today joined a unanimous and bipartisan vote to reappoint four ethnically and politically diverse judges to another eight-year term on the Connecticut Superior Court.

Sen. Leone voted today to reappoint:

  • Democrat Mohammad Nawaz Wahla of Glastonbury, who retired as a major after 20 years in the Pakistan Army. He received law degrees from the University of Punjab in 1974, the University of Texas at Austin in 1991 and the University of Houston in 1998, and formed his own law firm, Wahla & Associates, in 1999.
  • Republican Hunchu Kwak of West Hartford, a native of Korea and a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Democrat John M. Newson, of Brooklyn, a former public defender and lifetime member of the NAACP who graduated from the University of Rhode Island and the Western New England College School of Law.
  • Republican Lisa Kelly Morgan of Wethersfield. She is a graduate of Villanova University and the UConn School of Law and is the former head of her own law firm, Ruben, Morgan & Horan.

“I’m pleased to vote to reappoint this diverse, bipartisan, experienced group of judges,” said Sen. Leone. “They represent progress the state has made in the ways of diversifying our Superior Court.”

About Sen. Leone: Sen. Leone has been a resident of the City of Stamford for more than 30 years. He has represented the citizens of Stamford and Darien as State Senator for the 27th Senatorial District since 2011. As a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Carlo has also fought to protect the rights and benefits owed to our nation’s military heroes for their service and sacrifice.






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