Christie Picks Kenilworth Mayor For Judgeship Among Dozens Of Nominations Filed

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STATE – Gov. Chris Christie filed dozens of nominations and notices of intent to nominate individuals who were previously nominated, but not confirmed by the Senate during the 214th legislative session.

Among Christie’s picks for Superior Court judgeships are former state Attorney General Paula T. Dow of Maplewood and Kenilworth Mayor Kathi F. Fiamingo

James G. Devine of Scotch Plains, a partner in the Devine & Mulhern law firm in Newton, was nominated to preside over the Joint Municipal Court serving the Sussex County communities of Frankford, Lafayette, Branchville, Sandyston, Walpack and Montague.

Christie nominated Maureen McLeer Morin, Esq. of Cranford, a lawyer married to Union County GOP chair Phil Morin, and George T. Wagenhoffer of Rahway, a former councilman, to serve on the Union County Board of Taxation. County boards of taxation responsible for certifying property tax assessments and are the venue for property tax assessment appeals.

Michael DuHaime of Westfield, a key strategist in Christie’s 2009 gubernatorial campaign and adjunct faculty member at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics, was tabbed for a spot on the university’s Board of Trustees.

Westfield Councilman Sam Della Fera, Jr., managing partner at West Orange law firm of Trenk, DiPasquale, Webster, Della Fera & Sodono, was nominated to serve on the board of the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, a state authority that provides students and families with the financial and informational resources for students to pursue their education beyond high school.

Cynthia B. Martin of Summit was nominated for appointment to the New Jersey Historic Trust, an organization created in 1967 to preserve New Jersey’s historic resources across the state.

Christie picked Westfield attorney Richard Elbert, AIA, Esq. to serve on the New Jersey Schools Development Authority, which manages and funds construction of schools in 31 special needs school districts.

Maureen Malloy Ferguson of New Providence was nominated to the New Jersey State Museum Board Of Trustees.

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