A Bethel attorney seeking to be a regional Probate Court Judge is getting some big names to back him. Republican Dan O'Grady, the former Bethel Probate Court Judge, has been endorsed by former Governor Jodi Rell. State Representative Mitch Bolinsky, former Redding First Selectman Hank Bielawa and current Bethel Selectmen Paul Szatkowski are also lending support.
Northern Fairfield County Probate Court Judge Joseph Egan is reaching the mandatory retirement age in October. The vacancy election is November 8th, but there is a primary before then.
O'Grady and Ridgefield Attorney Patrick Walsh are both seeking to be the GOP candidate in November. The Primary is August 9th.
The winner will face Democrat Sharon Dornfeld.