Cape May Court House, NJ – The New
Jersey Supreme Court recently appointed Cape May County Surrogate Dean
Marcolongo to serve on the Judiciary-Surrogate Liaison Committee.
Marcolongo was recommended for service on the committee by Surrogate Michelle
Gentek-Mayer, Chief of the Surrogates Section of the Constitutional Officers
Association of New Jersey. His three year term will be effective
immediately, ending December 31, 2021.
Supreme Court created the Judiciary-Surrogates Liaison Committee in 1983 to
provide a forum for the discussion of concerns affecting the Judiciary and
Surrogates. The Liaison Committee plays a critical role in addressing
areas mutual concern and pursuing collaborative approaches to resolving issues
and developing standardized practices and procedures as part of the goal of
providing quality services to the people of New Jersey. Over the years,
the Liaison Committee had addressed many important subjects, including
enhancing the role of the Surrogates, guardianship practices and improving the
Surrogates Intermingled Trust Fund.
“It is an honor to be recommended and
appointed to this position, I look forward to serving on this Committee”, said
Surrogate Marcolongo was elected and sworn in as Cape May County Surrogate in 2017. He is a lifelong resident of Cape May County. He is a graduate of Richard Stockton College and from Vermont Law School. Dean is an active member of The Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey (COANJ) and serves as Treasurer of the organization. He also serves as Deputy Section Chief for the Surrogates.