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Superior Court Judge Ralph Paolone. (Photo: City of Linwood).

Confirmed as a judge, Linwood councilman resigns

By David Wildstein, November 22 2022 9:20 pm

Ralph Paolone resigned his seat on the Linwood City Council today, one day after the State Senate unanimously confirmed his nomination as a Superior Court Judge.

A former nationally ranked wrestler, Paolone spent seventeen years as a city councilman representing Ward 2. 

The Linwood Republican county committee must now submit the names of three candidates to the city council, who may then pick one to fill the remaining thirteen months of Paolone’s term, which expires at the end of 2023. 

The 58-year-old Paolone will soon take his oath of office as a judge.  If he is renominated and confirmed to a tenured term in seven years, he can remain on the bench until December 2033.

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