Cape May Republican Chairman Michael Donohue and Cape May Democratic Chairman James Pickering have both been nominated for judgeships on the state Superior Court, and their respective party organizations could see significant changes if they go on to the bench.
Donohue would be replaced by acting Vice-Chair Kristine Gabor, while Pickering’s successor would remain to be appointed by the Democratic County Committee. The Democrats’ acting Vice-Chair is Suzanne Pasley.
Governor Chris Christie made the nominations following November’s elections with the state Senate, whose final approval will determine who gets a seat. Pickering and Donohue join outgoing Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard in the roll call of South Jersey officials being considered.