Gov. Ned Lamont makes personnel changes 6 months into first term
HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is making some personnel changes, six months into his new administration.
The Democrat announced Wednesday he's appointing Jonathan Harris, a former state senator, West Hartford mayor and gubernatorial candidate, as senior advisor. Harris currently serves as undersecretary of comprehensive planning and intergovernmental policy at the Office of Policy and Management.
In his new job, he'll coordinate legislative, policy and communication functions within the governor's office.
Harris will replace Colleen Flanagan Johnson, who is leaving the governor's office at the end of July to return to work at insurance company Cigna.
Lamont is also naming NBC Connecticut political reporter Max Reiss as his director of communications. Reiss replaces Maribel La Luz, who will become senior advisor for external affairs at the Department of Economic and Community Development.
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