(Hartford, CT) – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement today regarding President Barack Obama’s nomination of Victor Allen Bolden to serve as United States District Court judge for the District of Connecticut:

“Victor Bolden has the intellect, integrity and life experience that will make him a judge of courage and compassion. He will also help address a workload and backlog that requires more judges as soon as possible. Our hope is that he will be confirmed promptly, without partisan contention, as befits his exemplary qualifications.”

Victor Allen Bolden has served as the Corporation Counsel for the City of New Haven since 2009. He previously worked at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., serving as General Counsel from 2005 to 2009 and as Assistant Counsel from 1994 to 2000. From 2000 to 2005, Bolden worked at the law firm Wiggin & Dana, where he handled a wide range of commercial litigation matters. He began his legal career at the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, where he worked as a Staff Attorney from 1990 to 1994 and as a Marvin Karpatkin Fellow from 1989 to 1990. Bolden received his J.D. in 1989 from Harvard Law School and his A.B. in 1986 from Columbia University.