Eagan appointed chair of state FOI commission - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Eagan appointed chair of state FOI commission

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HARTFORD, CT (AP) -

A lawyer and former deputy mayor of West Hartford has been chosen to serve as chairman of Connecticut's Freedom of Information Commission.

The appointment of Owen Eagan was announced Tuesday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

Eagan is a partner with the firm Eagan, Donohue, Van Dyke & Falsey and a former town councilor and deputy mayor in West Hartford.

He was first appointed to the commission by former Gov. M. Jodi Rell in 2009 and reappointed by Malloy.

The nine-person commission in Hartford hears and rules on complaints from people who have been denied access to public records. The members are chosen by the governor and state legislative leaders.

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