MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) _ Judge Patrick L. Carroll III will become Connecticut’s next chief court administrator when Judge Barbara M. Quinn retires in October.

Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers announced Carroll’s promotion Friday during the state judges’ annual meeting in Middletown. The chief court administrator is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Judicial Branch.

Carroll has been deputy chief court administrator since 2007. Rogers said Superior Court Judge Elliot N. Solomon will succeed Carroll in the deputy’s job.

Quinn has been the chief court administrator for the past six years. She will reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 for judges in December and is retiring effective Oct. 1.

Carroll was appointed as a Superior Court judge in 1996 after having served in private practice and as a state prosecutor.

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