IN THE NEWS: Attorney Steven J. Stafstrom Named House Chairman of the Judiciary Committee
Attorney Steven Stafstrom, a member in Pullman & Comley’s Litigation department, and member of the Connecticut General Assembly representing the 129th Assembly District (Bridgeport), has been elected to serve as House Chairman of the Judiciary Committee.
In an article published by the Connecticut Post, Steve discussed his top priorities such as tougher firearms laws, particularly safe weapon storage as well as bans on ghost and 3-D printed guns. He also would like to continue the criminal justice reforms started under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration.
“Generally speaking we need to make sure that, as a Judiciary Committee, we need to make sure we are respecting the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law,” he said. “We’ve seen out of Washington the last few years a president and even some legislators that have been hostile to the independence of the judiciary. We have an obligation to understand the limits and the role of the legislative branch.”
Steve will co-chair the committee alongside state Sen. Gary Winfield, D-New Haven. He also serves on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding, and Planning and Development Committees for the District.
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