Nominated by Governor Chris Christie for a seven year term in 2012, Judge Oxley was renominated by Governor Phil Murphy last month.
“These past seven years have been the greatest years of my life, both personally and professionally,” Oxley told the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing last week, according to New Jersey Law Journal.
“Personally, the last time we were together I was still mourning the loss of my two parents, and Margaux Jade (his daughter) was less than a year old.”
“Professionally, I’ve been privileged to serve in the Criminal Division. Every day there is an opportunity to make a positive impact on someone’s life. A positive impact on our community,” Oxley added.
Oxley served two terms as Monmouth County Republican Chairman from 2008-2012 and three terms as Monmouth County Sheriff from 1996 through 2007. Prior to becoming sheriff he served on the Middletown Township Committee, serving as both Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
Judge Katie Ann Gummer, also of the Monmouth County Vicinage, was also unanimously confirmed for tenure by the State Senate on Monday.