WILLIAMS: I’M NOT GOING ANYWHERE; COMMITS TO SERVE OUT HIS NEW, TWO-YEAR TERM

With all the rumors swirling around as to which sitting lawmakers may be asked to serve in the administration of Gov.-elect Dan Malloy, one name that keeps coming up is state Senate President Don Williams (D-Brooklyn). But Williams, through a spokesman, has firmly committed not to leave office before his two-year term is up. Williams was easily elected to a new term a little more than a month ago and was subsequently reelected to another term to head the state senate.

In an e-mail response to a question from The Hanging Shad, Williams’ spokesman Derek Slapp wrote, “He is committed to serving his two-year term.” That should end any speculation about Williams leaving to head the Department of Agriculture or the Department of Environmental Protection, the most commonly mentioned executive-branch landing spots for Williams.