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.