GOP Lt. Governor candidate Kim Guadagno will campaign without her husband at her site, but that’s because state law prohibits him from engaging in partisan political activity. Michael Guadagno, like his wife a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, was appointed to serve as a Superior Court Judge by Gov. Richard Codey in 2005. He was transferred to Ocean County last year after his wife took office as Monmouth County Sheriff.
Judicial spouses running for office is nothing new; throughout the nation, several Senators, Congressmen and Governors have been married to sitting Judges. Example: the wife of Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell is a Judge of the 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, a job she held before Rendell became Governor and Democratic National Chairman.