BRICK TOWNSHIP — John Ducey stepped out of Brick Township Hall on Monday and addressed a crowd of well-wishers, leaving his post as mayor to become a Superior Court Judge.
The Brick Township Council is scheduled to appoint a new mayor during its meeting Tuesday night, from three candidates recommended by the Ocean County Democratic Committee.
Mayor Ducey was recently nominated by Gov. Phil Murphy to become a Superior Court Judge. His nomination was approved by the State Senate Judiciary Committee last week, with confirmation expected to quickly follow.
Mr. Ducey, a Democrat, had previously been elected twice as mayor following two years as a member of the township council. His current term was set to run through 2025.
“I’m going to miss it, I’m definitely going to miss it. I’m going to miss everything about it and thank you all for being here,” said Mayor Ducey.
During the ceremony, Mr. Ducey was presented a key to Brick Township by Councilwoman Lisa Crate on behalf of the Brick Township Council.
Mayor Ducey was presented a key to Brick Township by Councilwoman Lisa Crate on behalf of the Brick Township Council.
Ms. Crate said, He’s given so many keys out to so many well deserving people from our community and I thought it was only fitting that the council give the mayor a key to the city, a city he helped build to be what it is today and we are so grateful that we had his leadership and his legacy to follow him. Congratulations on your new endeavor and we are so proud of you and excited for you and thank you for everything you’ve done for Brick Township.”
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