Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated three men and one woman to the Superior Court bench Tuesday.

His first judicial nominations of his second term include Alice Bruno of New Britain, John Farley of West Hartford, Gerald Harmon of Southington, and Edward Krumeich II of Greenwich.

There are currently 14 vacancies and Malloy does not intend to fill them all, but vetting judicial nominations is a job he takes very seriously.

“The smart selections we make for the court today will help deliver a brighter Connecticut tomorrow,” Malloy said in a press release. “Selecting qualified, diverse nominees is not an easy task — we do it exceptionally carefully because these decisions impact our future, and we’re working to build a Connecticut for the long-run, for everyone.”

Malloy has made diversity on the bench a priority.

“It’s so vital to find candidates who are representative of our diverse population,” Malloy said.

Malloy has nominated 47 judges to the Superior Court since taking office in 2011.

The four newest nominees to the bench will have to be approved by the Judiciary Committee before they go to the General Assembly for a vote.

Bruno has been a member of the bar for 34 years, having served most recently as Special Counsel to the Secretary of the State providing legal support to elections staff and registrars of voters. Bruno also has served as the executive director of the Connecticut Bar Association and on the Federal Grievance Committee for District of Connecticut. She currently serves on the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association.

Farley is a partner in the firm of Halloran & Sage, LLP where he co-chairs both the Appellate Practice Group and the Business Litigation Practice Group. He is a member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and has handled a broad range of litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts for over 27 years. 

Harmon is the principle of the Law Offices of Gerald L. Harmon, practicing criminal defense in both state and federal courts as well as civil litigation for over 15 years. Harmon has also served as a special public defender for the state of Connecticut and on the Federal Criminal Justice Panel.

Krumeich II is a member of the law firm of Ivey, Barnum and O’Mara where he has served for 32 years with experience in commercial, construction, and real estate litigation in both state and federal courts.