Lawmakers endorse Saadi for Commissioner of Veterans Affairs
HARTFORD — A committee of state lawmakers unanimously endorsed Danbury’s Tom Saadi this week to continue serving as the state’s Commissioner of Veterans Affairs.
The General Assembly’s Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee interviewed Saadi on Thursday and recommended his confirmation be taken up by the full State House in the coming weeks.
“It is an honor for me to lead an agency with the mission of ‘Serving Those Who Served’ as it is only because of those who have served and those who continue to serve that we are able to live in this free and democratic nation,” Saadi wrote in a statement.
Saadi was first named interim commissioner by then-Gov. Dannel Malloy in 2017 and was re-nominated by new Gov. Ned Lamont.
This month the Danbury Democrat resigned his seat on the City Council after 20 years representing the Fourth Ward to focus on his state duties and family.