Christie Taps Former Colleague for Possible Judgeship
By Fahima Haque | January 14, 2022 3:43 pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) filed a notice of intent to nominate Assistant U.S. Attorney Donna Gallucio and two other New Jersey area lawyers for superior court judgeships on Thursday, the Bergen County Record reported.

Gallucio is a veteran Assistant U.S. Attorney, currently working in the economic crimes unit. She served under Christie during his tenure as New Jersey U.S. Attorney from 2002 to 2008. Since being elected governor in 2009, Christie has tapped more than 10 former colleagues for posts within his administration.

Gallucio, a Republican, was hired as a federal prosecutor in 1988 by then-U.S. Attorney Samuel Alito, now a Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

The three lawyers will need to be formally nominated and confirmed by the state Senate. They are among a group of 39 nominations that Christie announced Thursday.


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