Governor Christie Appoints New Ocean County Prosecutor

Governor Chris Christie has nominated a new Ocean County Prosecutor this past Thursday. Joseph D. Coronato, a resident of Toms River, was nominated to replace current Ocean County Prosecutor MarleneLynch Ford.

Ford, whose term expires at the end of this month, was appointed as Prosecutor by former Governor John Corzine in June 2007.

Prosecutor Ford practiced law in Jackson Township and Point Pleasant Beach. She also was elected by voters in the 10th Legislative District to two terms in the New Jersey General Assembly (1984-1986; 1990-1992). In 1992, Prosecutor Ford was nominated by Governor James Florio to be a Superior Court Judge. She served in the family division for four years, and for ten years in the civil division. In 2006 she was appointed by Chief Justice Zazzali to be Presiding Judge of the Family Division.

Nominee Coronato currently serves as an attorney in a private practice. 

The nomination is pending State Senate approval. TLS.




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  1. coronato is currently the jackson township prosecutor ( I know him from traffic violations) and he also serves as the prosecutor in some other towns too
    will he be leaving those positions now?

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