A special City Council meeting is slated for 5 p.m. Friday to accept the resignation of Bruce Suchinski from the Charter Revision Commission and to fill the resulting vacancy. Councilors plan to pick Regina von Gootkin, who would be the only woman on the seven-person panel.
Von Gootkin was selected by city Councilor Kate Matthews.
Mayor Art Ward said the original picks for the panel included too many Democrats.
Von Gootkin (formerly Regina Forker) is apparently an unaffiliated voter, though I haven't had a chance to check.
But I can see that she graduated from the University of Connecticut Law School in 2009, has written two books on controversial cases in Connecticut history and studied journalism as an undergraduate at UConn.
Unlike me, she had enough sense to become an attorney. I went to law school and then became a journalist. Now how dumb is that?
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