Gov. Chris Christie has nominated Galloway Township Solicitor Michael Blee for a Superior Court judgeship.
Blee is also the Solcitor for Absecon, and has served as solicitor for the Somers Point Planning Board, and as a public defender in Brigantine.
He also serves as municipal court judge in Northfield and Linwood.
Blee was born and raised in Absecon, New Jersey, and attended Dickinson College, according to his website.
Blee, who was chosen as one of the "seven most outstanding senior men based upon leadership, academics and athletics," graduated from Rutgers University School of Law.
Blee was one of more than 10 defendants listed in a filed recently by former township clerk Lisa Tilton, who claims that a vendetta the “political allies and personal friends” had against her ultimately led to her dismissal from a township that had employed her for 10 years.
"I sincerely appreciate and I am honored by Governor Christie’s nomination," Blee said in an email Friday afternoon. "It would be inappropriate for me to make any further comment before the process is completed."
Christie has also nominated Joseph A. Zabrowski, of Galloway, as a Sport Fishermen to the Marine Fisheries Council.