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After less than two years as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s Chief Legal Counsel, Luke Bronin will resign before the start of the governor’s second term on Jan. 7.

Bronin, who has expressed interest in running for the Hartford mayor’s office, wasn’t ready to make it official Tuesday.

“Many fellow Hartford residents have reached out and encouraged me to run for mayor and I am strongly considering it,” Bronin said Tuesday. “I will not make any formal announcement until I leave my current position.”

Bronin, 35, and his wife, Sara, a law professor at the University of Connecticut and chair of Hartford’s Planning and Zoning Commission, live in a Civil War-era brownstone with their three children. Both are Rhodes Scholars, whose nuptials were covered by the New York Times in 2007.

Before working as Malloy’s general counsel, Bronin worked as deputy assistant secretary for terrorist financing and financial crimes for the U.S. Treasury Department. As a member of the Navy Reserve, Bronin served seven months in Afghanistan where he was assigned to an anti-corruption task force.

As Malloy’s general counsel, Bronin “played a central role in designing and fighting for policies to protect our environment, to end veterans homelessness, to reform our criminal justice system, and improve economic opportunities in urban communities, among many others,” Malloy said. “And he has helped me to identify and nominate some of the most diverse and talented classes of judicial appointees in Connecticut’s history.”

Malloy said he will select a new general counsel in the coming weeks.