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’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.