Ex-Democratic Senate candidate, now GOP Senator’s law partner, gets judgeship

Democrat Paul Escandon, who won 27% of the vote in his 2003 State Senate race against Joseph Palaia (D-Ocean Township), was nominated to serve as a Superior Court Judge today. A former Loch Arbour Village Trustee, he is the law partner of Palaia's Republican successor, State Sen. Sean Kean (R-Wall).

In the '03 Senate race, Palaia was re-elected with 59% of the vote. Green Party candidate Brian Unger won 12%, and Libertarian Emerson Ellett received 2%.

Ex-Democratic Senate candidate, now GOP Senator’s law partner, gets judgeship