New Jersey's two Democratic U.S. Senators have not yet come to an agreement on the next U.S. Marsha. Sources say that Frank Lautenberg (D-Cliffside Park) has forwarded the name of Lourdes Timberman Correa, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Marshal's office, to the White House. Robert Menendez (D-Hoboken) was said to prefer Bergen County Freeholder Tomas Padilla, a Hackensack police captain. Padilla has announced that he will not seek re-election as Freeholder in 2010. Menendez is reportedly still reviewing candidates; he is likely to have a bigger selection once the executive branch begins replacing Democrats with Republicans.
The current U.S. Marshal is James Plousis, a Republican who served as Cape May County Sheriff before his appointment by George W. Bush in 2002.