Christie to nominate Haines to Superior Court

The Governor’s Office today will submit a notice of intent to the senate, requesting support for the nomination of state Sen. Phil Haines (R-Mount Holly) to the state Superior Court, according to Statehouse sources. 

Then-Gov. Jon Corzine sought Haines’s nomination last year, but the senator decided to wait.

The senate cannot act on Haines’s nomination for at least a week.

If the governing body confirms the moderate, pro-labor senator this year, the election for a Haines replacement will occur in 2011.

Sources say possible sucessors to Haines include Assemblywoman Dawn Addiego, Assemblyman Scott Rudder, Freeholder Chris Brown, and Evesham Mayor Randy Brown.

Christie to nominate Haines to Superior Court