The Connecticut General Assembly approved Governor Dannel Malloy’s appointment of Board of Alders’ president Jorge Perez to the state Banking Commissioner with a unanimous vote Wednesday.
The state senate voted 36-0 in favor of Perez, who currently works as vice president of Liberty Bank. Perez has served two terms as the Board of Alders’ president — from 2000 to 2006 and then again from 2012.
In a statement emailed to constituents Wednesday evening, leaders on the Board of Alders congratulated Perez on his confirmation. The statement, signed by president pro tempore Tyisha Walker, majority leader Alphonse Paolillo, deputy majority deader Jeanette Morrison, Black and Hispanic Caucus chair Dolores Colon and vice-chair Delphine Clyburn, also commended Perez’s service to the city.
“We are honored to serve with [Perez] as an alder and overjoyed at the prospects of working with him in his new capacity as banking commissioner,” the alders wrote.
If Perez resigns from his position as Hill alder before July 1, a special election will be held to determine his successor. Should Perez resign at a later date, however, Mayor Toni Harp will temporarily appoint an alder to the seat until the aldermanic election in November.
According to the board’s by-laws, as president pro tempore, Walker will take over for Perez as president.