Before his appointment as a judge, Connelly was a Democratic politician, serving as a member of the California State Assembly from 1982 until 1992. Prior to being elected to the State Assembly, he served as a member of the Sacramento City Council.
Connelly attended American River College and then received his undergraduate degree from California State University, Sacramento and his law degree from University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law.
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