*This article has been amended. A previous version said Williams' nomination will be voted on at the board of education's May 19 meeting. It now reads "June 19."
The Windsor Democratic Town Committee has announced its nomination of Kenneth Williams to replace Chris Watts on the board of education.
The announcement comes three months following Watts' arrest on charges of trying to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity, and a little over a week after the board received Watts' official letter of resignation.
"We had two incredibly capable and committed people interview with us. It was a hard choice, but we selected Ken Williams," said Democratic Town Committee Chair Leo Canty. "Windsor's parents and voters will be pleased with Ken, I am sure."
Williams' seating on the board is pending a vote, which will take place on Tues., June 19.
According to Canty, board of education rules require "21 days notice to fill a vacancy and vote at the next regularly scheduled meeting;" however, the timing of Watts' resignation and the boards' eagerness to sit its new member will move the board to "adopt a special rule to allow the process to move forward faster."
"The position needed to be filled as soon as possible once the official resignation was accepted so the new person can get to work rather than waiting," Canty said.
Williams, who, if approved, will serve the remainder of Watts' term until the 2013 municipal election, brings both legal and insurance claims experience to the governing body.
The Cornell-educated lawyer is currently an insurance claims executive. He is also the published author of Red Tail Heart, The Life & Love of a Tuskeegee Airman, and was a Hartford Courant honored op-ed contributor in 2005.