A Fairfield lawyer is one of six people nominated by Gov. Dannel Malloy on Thursday to become a Superior Court judge.

The nominee, Kenneth B. Povodator, is now an assistant corporation counsel for the city of Stamford, where Malloy served as mayor until his election as governor in 2010.

Povodator received a bachelor of science degree from Syracuse University, a master of philosophy degree in chemistry from Yale University, a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1977 and a master of laws degree from the University of Bridgeport School of Law in 1985.

He previously had been with the law firm of Friedman, Mellitz & Newman in Fairfield, as well as with Zeldes, Needle & Cooper in Bridgeport.

The nominees, if confirmed, will fill six of the 23 vacancies statewide on the Superior Court bench.

"In selecting judicial nominees and reviewing the pool of candidates, it is necessary to choose individuals with the experience, temperament and skills to be thoughtful, reasoned and fair jurists," Malloy said in a statement.

"With that in mind, it is also important that these individuals possess the qualities that mirror the residents of our state while also meeting the high principles and integrity our citizens deserve," he said.

The other nominees are:

- Leeland J. Cole-Chu of Salem, a partner with Cole-Chu & Cipparone in New London.

- Anna M. Ficeto of Wolcott, the director of the state's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.

- Donna Nelson Heller of Riverside, a senior partner in the commercial litigation department of Finn Dixon & Herling in Stamford.

- Raheem L. Mullins of Cromwell, an assistant state's attorney in the appellate division of the Chief State's Attorney's Office.

- Maureen McCabe Murphy of Middletown, a partner with Murphy, Murphy & Nugent in New Haven.