Gov. Chris Christie has nominated former Monmouth County Sheriff Joseph Oxley for a Superior Court judgeship, according to a release.
Oxley, of Middletown, was also nominated for the judgeship in the 215th legislative session, but lawmakers never voted on the appointments before the session ended.
Oxley served as Middetown Township's mayor and deputy mayor before winning election to the sheriff's office in 1995. Oxley served as Monmouth County Sheriff from 1996 to 2007. In 2008, he was elected to a two-year term as head of the Monmouth County Republican Party. He also was a one-time assistant prosecutor in the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
Other local residents nominated by Christie include:
- Arnold L. Natali Jr., Little Silver (Superior Court)
- Katie A. Gummer, Rumson (Superior Court)
- David F. Bauman, Holmdel (Associate Justice, Supreme Court)
- June L. Nikola, Colts Neck (New Jersey Cemetery Board)
- Louis A. Rodriguez, Marlboro (New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority)
- Peter T. Roselle, Tinton Falls (New Jersey Racing Commission)
- Michael Arnone, Red Bank (New Jersey Racing Commission)
- Christine Giordano Hanlon, Ocean Township (New Jersey Turnpike Authority)
- Mara E. Zazzali-Hogan, Shrewsbury (Superior Court)
Christie’s nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.