Monmouth Beach, New Jersey , United States
|| April 13, 1959
Feb 25, 2018 03:00pm
|Info||Born Kimberly Ann McFadden, Guadagno (pronounced gwah-DAH-nyoh) grew up in Waterloo, Iowa. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ursinus College in 1980 and was awarded her degree in law in 1983 from the American University's Washington College of Law. She moved to New Jersey in 1991 and has been a resident of Monmouth Beach since marrying husband Michael Guadagno in 1991. Her husband is a New Jersey Superior Court judge assigned to the Vicinage of Monmouth having been appointed in 2005 by then-Governor Richard Codey. The Guadagnos have three children. |
She is the first Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey, having won the 2009 election as the running mate of Governor Chris Christie. She is also concurrently the Secretary of State of New Jersey.
As former Sheriff, Kim Guadagno was the Chief Executive of a 695 member, $65 million agency encompassing a law enforcement division, a 1,328 bed maximum security correctional facility, a youth detention center and a police communications/ 9-1-1 emergency dispatch center. The Monmouth County Sheriff's Office achieved the unprecedented, "Grand Slam" achievement of national accreditation in four major areas of operation. It is the only agency of 3,088 across the United States to earn this distinction.
Sheriff Kim Guadagno was a former Assistant United States Attorney and Assistant Attorney General. As Deputy Director of the Division of Criminal Justice, Kim supervised a staff of approximately 300 prosecutors and investigators. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Kim was the Deputy Chief of the Corruption Unit and was twice honored with the U.S. Department Of Justice's highest award for Superior Performance.