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Michael Guadagno, Husband of Lt. Gov., Elevated to Appellate Judge

Guadagno had been a Superior Court judge

Superior Court Judge Michael Guadagno, the husband of Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, has been elevated to the Appellate Division effective Aug. 1, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner announced late Tuesday.

Guadagno, a Monmouth Beach resident, was appointed to the bench in 2005 by Gov. Richard Codey. He served as a family court judge in Monmouth County until 2008 when he was transferred to the family court in Ocean County. In 2010, he returned to Monmouth County as presiding judge of the family court.

He served a temporary assignment to the Appellate Division earlier this year.

The Appellate Division of the Superior Court is the state's intermediate appellate court, according to a statement from the New Jersey Judiciary. The division consists of 32 judges who hear appeals from decisions of the trial courts, state tax court and state administrative agencies.

The division decides approximately 6,500 appeals and 7,500 motions each year.

"I am honored to be able to serve in this new capacity and look forward to joining the esteemed judges of the Appellate Division," said Guadagno, in a statement Tuesday. "I have enjoyed working with the dedicated judges, staff and members of the bar in both Monmouth and Ocean counties."

Before his appointment to the bench, Guadagno worked in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Department of Justice Organized Crime Strike Force in New York and the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey, where he served as the chief of the frauds division from 1991 to 2002.

Holt Collier July 16, 2012 at 05:19 PM
You are very naive claudine - you have not turned 40 yet so maybe it is the folly of youth. The USA is actually NOT a government for the people by the people it is a federal constitutional republic. The founders knew damn well that the people were mostly illiterate and did not have the ability to govern themselves. Could you imagine if the 99% could actually have a say in our government? It would be complete chaos and anarchy. We have to give them just enough that they have their base needs fulfilled so that they don't riot.
Claudine Scozzari July 16, 2012 at 05:26 PM
In response to the comment I received in my inbox via e-mail: Formation of the Treasury Department of the United States of America (AKA the banking industry) --- Read the The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay Women will play a crucial role in creating the nation by preparing ready-made clothing and the education of the children of this nation, along with any other tasks that are required for the success of the USA.
Claudine Scozzari July 16, 2012 at 05:28 PM
My birth certificate is filed in the government offices of Monmouth County. I suggest you do your homework.
C Jennings August 11, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Glad to see him leave family court, he is unfair and obviously dislikes women!
Claudine Scozzari August 11, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Does Monmouth County have women who have gone through family court and who are able to handle adult legal matters without having to have the case law go through a family court room?

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