Lee Solomon

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Lee Solomon
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey
Assumed office
June 19, 2014
Appointed byGovernor Chris Christie
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the 6th Legislative District
In office
February 21, 1992 – January 9, 1996
Serving with John A. Rocco
Preceded byThomas J. Shusted
Succeeded byLouis Greenwald
Personal details
Born (1954-08-17) August 17, 1954 (age 65)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NationalityUnited States
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Dianne Solomon
ResidenceHaddonfield, New Jersey
Alma materB.S. Muhlenberg College
J.D. Widener University School of Law

Lee A. Solomon (born August 17, 1954) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He was nominated by Governor Chris Christie to serve on May 21, 2014 and confirmed by the New Jersey Senate and sworn in on June 19, 2014.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Solomon was born in Philadelphia in 1954 and attended public schools. He is a 1975 graduate of Muhlenberg College and graduated in 1978 from Widener University School of Law. Before his Supreme Court tenure, he had been an elected Republican politician serving as councilman from the borough of Haddon Heights, a Camden County Freeholder, and a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 6th Legislative District from 1992 until 1996.[3] In 1992, he was an unsuccessful candidate for Congress running against Rob Andrews in the 1st congressional district.[4] He has also served as Camden County prosecutor and as a Deputy U.S. Attorney for the New Jersey District during the time Christie was the U.S. Attorney for the district.[3]

In 2006, Solomon was appointed by Governor Richard Codey to be a judge in the Superior Court from Camden County, first in the Family Division, later the Criminal Division. He had been president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) from February 23, 2010 until December 2011. At the end of his BPU term, he rejoined the Superior Court in the Civil Division and later an assignment judge.[2] Solomon was nominated to the Supreme Court in 2014 by Christie as a part of a deal with Senate Democrats to fill two vacant seats on the court. He was confirmed by the Senate in a 36 to 2 vote.[1]

Solomon and his wife Dianne live in Haddonfield, New Jersey. His wife has been a member of the BPU since June 2013 and had served as president of the board in 2014.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rizzo, Salvador (June 19, 2014). "NJ Senate confirms Rabner, Solomon for state's highest court". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2014-07-20.
  2. ^ a b Johnson, Brent (October 8, 2014). "New N.J. Supreme Court Justice Lee Solomon praised for experience at swearing-in". NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Justice Lee A. Solomon". New Jersey Supreme Court. 2015. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  4. ^ King, Wayne (November 5, 1992). "THE 1992 ELECTIONS: THE REGION -- U.S. HOUSE RACES; Shifting Field of Battle, Incumbents Win Handily". The New York Times. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  5. ^ "Commissioner Solomon". New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Multiple vacancies
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey
June 19, 2014 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
Thomas J. Shusted
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 6th District
February 21, 1992 – January 9, 1996
With: John A. Rocco
Succeeded by
Louis Greenwald