Stamford Rep. William Tong named House chairman of the powerful Judiciary Committee

tongHe’s taking over from another Stamford Democrat, Rep. Gerry Fox, who recently won the Probate judgeship for that city. Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey and House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz made the announcement today. Rep. Linda Gentile of Ansonia will leave the chairmanship of the Environment Committee to join the Democratic caucus’s important screening committee, which reviews pending legislation.