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OfficeChief Justice
Type General Election
Filing Deadline April 21, 2003 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open June 16, 2003 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close June 16, 2003 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start June 17, 2003 - 12:00pm
Term End October 26, 2006 - 12:00pm
Contributor*crickets chirp*
Last ModifiedNew Jersey Politico July 18, 2020 10:23am
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Description In April 2003, Chief Justice Poritz was nominated by Governor James E. McGreevey to continue her service as Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Poritz was confirmed on a near party-line vote, with most Democrats voting to reconfirm and most Republicans voting to reject Poritz. Four Republicans voted to confirm: Senators Gormley, Cafiero, Bark, and Allen. The lone Democrat to vote no was State Senator Nia Gill, who did so based on concerns about racial profiling.

Poritz will continue to serve as Chief Justice until she reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70 on October 26, 2006.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won06/27/1996
NameDeborah T. Poritz Votes40 (100.00%)
Term07/10/1996 - 07/10/2003 Margin40 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won10/23/2006
NameJames R. Zazzali Votes40 (100.00%)
Term10/26/2006 - 06/17/2007 Margin40 (+100.00%)
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LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
04/30/2003 06/16/2003
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Deborah T. Poritz ----9 1
Leaning Call: Deborah T. Poritz (100.00%)
Weighted Call: Deborah T. Poritz (100.00%)

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Name (I) Chief Justice Deborah T. Poritz Reject  
PartyRepublican No Party Affiliation  
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Uncertified Votes 24 (61.54%) 15 (38.46%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -9 (-23.08%)  
Predict Avg.75.00% 25.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $--  
Website [Website]  
Entry Date 04/00/2003 --  
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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 17, 2003 12:00am News Mixed vote reconfirms Poritz  Article *crickets chirp* 
Apr 29, 2003 09:28pm News Republican State Senators to oppose renomination of NJ Chief Justice Poritz  Article *crickets chirp* 

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