As reported by WRNI’s Scott MacKay, prominent and well-respected Providence attorney Jack McConnell has received widespread support for his bid to become a judge in the US District Court in Rhode Island (which we previously reported here).
McConnell boasts a long list of civic and political involvement. He is chairman of the board of Trinity Repertory Theatre, chairman of the Providence Tourism Council and vice-chairman of the board of directors of Crossroads Rhode Island.
Among those who sent letters supporting McConnell’s bid for the judgeship are a slew of state business, political, labor and religious leaders, including David Whalen, ceo of A.T. Cross; Merrill Sherman, ceo of BankRI; Howard Sutton, publisher of the Providence Journal; George Nee, secretary-treasurer of the state AFL-CIO; the Rev. Ray Malm; Sr. Anne Keefe [of St. Michael’s Church]; and Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, a Republican.
It is impressive to see so many business and Republican leaders lining up behind McConnell’s nomination. He has a big tent of support.