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Watchung, Green Brook Men Nominated for Legislative Positions

John Lore and Bradford Bury are among the people chosen.

Gov. Chris Christie filed his nominations Monday for those legislative positions not yet confirmed by the state senate.

Two Watchung and Green Brook residents were among those nominated, or receiving notices of intent to nominate, by Gov. Christie.

Bradford M. Bury, of Watchung, has been nominated to judge of Superior Court.

A 1975 graduate of Kean University, Bury graduated from Villanova School of Law in 1978, and began his career in the Union County Counsel’s Office as a law clerk. From there, Bury began working in the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and served as an assistant prosecutor from 1978 to 1981, then the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office from 1981 to 1982.

Bury opened his own practice in 1983, which he still operates to this day in Mountainside.

Bury earned bar admissions in New Jersey in 1978, New York in 1987, U.S. District Court of New Jersey in 1978 and Supreme Court of the United States in 1986.

In his practice, Bury puts a focus on criminal and civil litigation in state, federal and appellate courts.

Locally, Bury was a pro bono attorney for the Watchung Rescue Squad from 2006 to 2012; has served as a coach for Watchung Youth Baseball and Watchung Youth Basketball, as well as travel basketball; and coached Watchung Hills Youth Soccer.

Bury also served on boards with the Wilson Union Church in Watchung.

Bury has a wife, Maria, and two children, Michael and Alexandra.

From Green Brook, John Lore has been recommended for reappointment to the Somerset County Board of Taxation.

Lore is a 1965 graduate of Wilkes College in political science, and a 1968 graduate of the Villanova University School of Law.

Currently, Lore has his practice, DeMarco & Lore ESQS, in Dunellen, practicing since 1974, and has also served as the deputy Somerset County Counsel for Planning since 1991, as well as the Somerset County Planning Board Counsel since 1983.

Lore has also served as Bedminster Township Zoning Board of Adjustment counsel, Hillside Board of Adjustment counsel, Dunellen Planning Board counsel, municipal prosecutor in Green Brook and acting municipal court judge in Green Brook.

In the community, he has served as chairman of the Green Brook Republican Municipal Committee since 2002, and a trustee on the search committee for appointees to Raritan Valley Community College since 1983.

Lore was also a member of the Green Brook Board of Education from 1974 to 1978.

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