The New Jersey Senate voted Monday to approve the nomination of Brick Mayor John Ducey to serve on the State Superior Court.
Earlier in the day, Ducey submitted his resignation following a decade as the mayor of Brick, and delivered an emotional address outside the township’s municipal building.
“I’ve been blessed to have been nominated by the governor to become a New Jersey State Superior Court judge,” Ducey said. “It has been my absolute pleasure to serve the Brick Township residents since 2014. We have been through a lot together over the past decade.”
Ducey was nominated to the position by Gov. Murphy on January 30th and was subsequently approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 23rd. He is a graduate of the University of Miami Law School.
A replacement for Ducey atop Brick’s government will be voted on at the township’s municipal meeting on Tuesday night. The individual chosen will be mayor through 2023, with a special election to be held in November to decide whether they should fill out the remainder of Ducey’s term, which ends in 2025.