Bolden has been the city’s corporation counsel since 2009. His tasks have included overseeing the city’s legal response to Occupy New Haven’s encampment on the New Haven Green in 2012 and answering charges of racial bias concerning promotions in the fire department.
Before coming to work for New Haven City Hall, Bolden was a lawyer for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). His legal career began at the American Civil Liberties Union following his graduation from Harvard Law School in 1989.
“Victor Bolden has the intellect, integrity and life experience that will make him a judge of courage and compassion,” they said in a joint statement. “Our hope is that he will be confirmed promptly, without partisan contention, as befits his exemplary qualifications.”