After long stalemate, Senate Judiciary Committee releases Essex County nominations

TRENTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee has released the nominations of eight Essex County judges, bringing closure to a long standoff between Gov. Chris Christie and the Democratic-lead state Senate.

The nominees, each approved by the committee unanimously, will go on to fill long-standing vacancies in the county. Thirteen vacancies still remain in Essex, home to some of the most overburdened courthouses in the state.

“I expect in the future we’ll move nominations a lot quicker,” said state Sen. Ron Rice (D-28), who introduced Neil Jasey, one of today’s nominees.

The full list of nominees to the Superior Court include:

  • Jeffrey B. Beachman of Short Hills
  • Neil N. Jasey of South Orange
  • Bahir Kamil of South Orange
  • Linda Lordi Cavanaugh of West Orange
  • Marcella Matos Wilson of West Caldwell
  • Stephanie Ann Mitterhoff of Scotch Plains
  • Marysol Rosero of Livingston
  • Richard T. Sules of West Orange
After long stalemate, Senate Judiciary Committee releases Essex County nominations