Milford and area State Representative Attorney John Fernandes was honored last week by the Boston Bar Association wth the distinguished Legislator of the Year Award. The organization said Fernandes has been the force behind many positive changes while serving in the legislature. He co-chaired the Alimony Task Force buring which time he wrote and secured passage of sweeping reforms in the alimoney law which has been hailed nationally as a model for reform. Fernandes has also been one of the leading voices for legal aid funding. Fernandes has served in the legislature since 2007 and is Chairman of the Joint Committee odf the Judiciary. He is a former selectman and school committee member in Milford.