Leitner, Gilmore Both on the Agenda for Monday’s Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting

TRENTON – Two state judicial nominees from Ocean County have been listed on the agenda for the meeting of the New Jersey State Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled for Monday morning.

Michael Gilmore, the son of Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore, along with Point Pleasant Democrat Christopher Leitner were listed on committee’s agenda. Both were nominated earlier this year by Governor Chris Christie.

Gilmore, who currently defends municipalities from tax appeals in towns represented by his father’s law firm, was selected by Christie for a state tax court judgeship, while Leitner, a workman’s comp. attorney and former Democratic candidate for Ocean County freeholder, was selected to be a judge of worker’s compensation, if confirmed.

The committee meeting is set to begin at 10:00 AM on Monday morning at commitee meeting room 4 in the State House Annex in Trenton.

The committee’s membership consists of the following state senators, according to the legislature’s website:

  • Scutari, Nicholas P. – Chair (D)
  • Gill, Nia H. – Vice-Chair (D)
  • Bateman, Christopher (R)
  • Cardinale, Gerald (R)
  • Doherty, Michael J. (R)
  • Kyrillos, Joseph M. (R)
  • Lesniak, Raymond J. (D)
  • O’Toole, Kevin J. (R)
  • Pou, Nellie (D)
  • Sarlo, Paul A. (D)
  • Smith, Bob (D)
  • Stack, Brian P. (D)
  • Weinberg, Loretta (D)

UPDATE: Both Michael Gilmore and Chris Leitner have been unanimously approved by the members of the committee. Gilmore thanked Senators Chris Connors, Bob Singer, Sam Thompson and Jim Holzapfel. Their nominations will now move to the full senate for the final vote.

Michael Gilmores takes the oath. Photo by Charlie Kratovil / New Brunswick Today

Chris Leitner takes the oath. Photo by Charlie Kratovil / New Brunswick Today


Gavin Rozzi

Gavin Rozzi is the editor of Ocean County Politics and a lifelong Ocean County resident, residing in Lacey Township. Gavin's work centers on the intersection of money and politics in Ocean County, with a focus on public corruption. In 2017 he created New Jersey's first statewide freedom of information portal, OPRAmachine.com. He can be reached via email at editor@politicsoc.com or via phone at (732)-504-3636 ext. 1 or on encrypted phone / text app Signal.

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3 Responses

  1. SickofThisBullshit says:

    Gilmore owes how much in taxes?
    His son the ‘tax judge’?!
    How can this even be allowe!?!

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