Gov. Chris Christie has nominated former Monmouth County Sheriff Joseph Oxley for a Superior Court judgeship.
Oxley, of Middletown, was also nominated for the judgeship in the 215th legislative session, but lawmakers never voted on the appointments before the session ended.
Christie’s nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.
Oxley served as Middetown Township's mayor, deputy mayor and administrator before winning election to the sheriff's office in 1995.
He served as Monmouth County Sheriff from 1996 to 2007. In 2008, he was elected to a two-year term as head of the Monmouth County Republican Party. He was also a one-time assistant prosecutor in the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.