Maroney Releases Statement Re: DVA Commissioner Saadi

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Nov 062019

State Senator James Maroney (D-Milford 14th) released the following statement in response to an announcement that Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Commissioner Thomas J. Saadi will be taking a six-month, quasi-leave of absence beginning Friday, November 15 while on active duty with the U.S. Army.

“I wish Commissioner Saadi the best as he continues to courageously serve our country,” Sen. Maroney said. “It is an honor to work with the commissioner as we strive to ensure our state’s veterans have the resources they require to flourish in our state.”

Commissioner Saadi expects to return to his position full time in mid-May 2020. The Commissioner was reconfirmed by the Connecticut General Assembly as commissioner of DVA in March 2019 after being nominated by Governor Ned Lamont to continue in the position he held since February 2018.

Commissioner Saadi previously served as acting commissioner of DVA from October 2017 through February 2018, and prior to that served as the agency’s chief of staff and general counsel. He received his commission as a judge advocate in the Army Reserve in November 2005, completed officer basic training in 2006, officer advanced training in 2014, and command and general staff college in 2016.

In his absence, day-to-day operations will be overseen by two senior DVA managers: Michael Clark, fiscal and business manager, and Joseph Danao, director of projects and operations.


About James Maroney: Sen. Maroney was first elected to represent the 14th District (Milford) in 2018. Before being elected to the Senate, he was a State Representative for the 119th District from 2012-2014, where he served on the Higher Education Committee. Due to his distinguished service on the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee, he was asked to serve on the Planning Commission for Higher Education and help develop a strategic plan for higher education in Connecticut.

UPDATED: 100% of the Results Are In: Davis, Maroney Unseated; Ferraro, Staneski Are New Reps

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Nov 062014

James Maroney and Paul Davis

James Maroney and Paul Davis

Voters across the country seemed to be sending a message to President Obama by voting in a majority of Republicans in this election. This reflected in our local (Orange) results as well.

With 100% of the precincts in (Orange, Milford and West Haven) the 117th House district, newcomer Charles Ferraro (R) took 51% of the vote with 4,281; Incumbent Paul Davis (D) received 4,138, reflecting 49% of the total votes.

Pam Staneski (R) defeated Incumbent James Maroney (D) by 161 votes for the 119th House Seat. She received 4,423 votes, a 51% share; Maroney stayed strong with 4,262 at 49%.

Both Maroney and Davis WON their races in Orange.

The only one of our State Representatives to retain a seat was Themis Klarides (R) in the 114th District who received a lot of support at 66% throughout her district with 5,822 votes defeating Aldon Hynes (D) for the second consecutive race. Hynes received 34% of the votes at 2,937.

CANCELED: First Candidate’s Forum Scheduled for Sept. 23

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Sep 112014

hall_photoThe American Legion, Post 127 planned to host a candidate forum at the Legion Meeting Hall, 630 Grassy Hill Road,  on Tuesday, Sept. 23, but due to a scheduling conflict, the event has been canceled.