Oxley to be nominated to Superior Court

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Governor Chris Christie has notified the State Senate of his intention to nominate Monmouth County Republican Chairman Joe Oxley to a seat on the Superior Court.

Gannett’s Michael Symons broke the news yesterday on the Capital Quickies blog.  The nomination was not included in the Governor’s email announcement of appointments and nominations yesterday but appears under Senate nominations on the legislature’s website.  Hat tip to Symons for thorough reporting.

Rumors of Oxley being appointed to the Monmouth County Vicinage were feverish throughout the Monmouth County legal community last November when the State Police was calling Oxley’s associates as part of the background check required before a judicial nomination.

Oxley told MMM at the time that unless the nomination was official, he would seek a third term as Chairman.   It appears to be official and the Monmouth GOP would appear to be heading into a race for a new Chairman on June 12th

Posted: May 4th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Joe Oxley, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP, NJ Judiciary | Tags: , , , | 9 Comments »

9 Comments on “Oxley to be nominated to Superior Court”

  1. Freespeaker1976 said at 12:32 pm on May 4th, 2012:


    It will be a long way to go for Joe to get approved, possibly 6 months to a year; even if the Democrats will approve a Christie nominee considering the bitterness in the two camps over the Supreme Court nominee, I believe…

  2. Gobshite said at 1:21 pm on May 4th, 2012:

    I’m guessing the unions that represent the jail guards of Monmouth County won’t have a problem with Joe Oxley. When Oxley was the Sheriff of Monmouth County, overtime flowed like water at the jail. Some jail guards even made more than the Governor did. Not that any of this bothered Joe, mind you; it was only the taxpayers that got screwed, after all.

  3. Just curious said at 3:10 pm on May 4th, 2012:

    If Joe wasn’t paying OT to a few guys would you have supported increasing the total number of employed guards which also means more people in the pension and benefits system which means a bigger and presumably even more powerful union and then increasing the number of guards on duty at any given time so that if one guy calls out sick they wouldn’t have to pay overtime to cover the shift and we’d just pay to be overstaffed 24/7? Or is it easier to just beat up Joe and never think about the alternatives?

  4. Pilgrim said at 5:52 pm on May 4th, 2012:

    Besides being a Republican, what are his qualifiations to be a judge?

  5. dont be a hater said at 9:20 am on May 5th, 2012:

    Gobshite should take the test if he thinks the corrections officers have such an easy gig.

  6. OMG, said at 9:25 am on May 5th, 2012:

    the personal jealousy is palpable, and so unattractive!.. not that any of us observers need to see it, but, suffice it to say there’s plenty of trial and lawyering experience there, or the guy wouldn’t have been nominated, and politically, we’ve seen too many “Republican” attorneys in the past, get put on the bench without ever having done a thing to help their party!..not so for Joe, with all his successful years as a worker and a winner for us.. and,btw, did a damn good job for 4 years of uniting,training, getting the party out of debt, and making us the “winning-est” county…. God, people, the man just lost both parents, in a span of 3 months, had a baby, and is trying to provide for his family and live!.. I,for one, wish him, Jackie, and Margaux good health, luck, and happiness.. am glad, too, that someone who “got in line, and put in the time,” did well, instead of another “flash in the pan,” which we seem to have some of, these days..

  7. Joyful said at 3:21 pm on May 5th, 2012:

    When was the last time you volunteered for the party? Everyone, ask yourself this question please and be honest.

    Long, tireless hours of work and a thankless job at that.
    Joseph Oxley has worked hard and deserves this appointment.

    God bless him and his family during this time of great sorrow and grief.

  8. Soup, ok, but judges? said at 1:24 am on May 7th, 2012:

    Got in line? Nice to know our judges are chosen with such discernment.

  9. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » Monmouth GOP Chair Race: Bennett vs Hanlon said at 6:04 pm on May 7th, 2012:

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