On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the nomination of Charles F. Kenny to serve as a judge on the Hudson County Superior Court bench.

Kenny, a principal with Kenny & Stinson in Secaucus and a Supreme Court-appointed special ethics master, was nominated to replace Judge Martha D. Lynes following her retirement. Kenny holds both an undergraduate degree and law degree Seton Hall University. In addition to being a certified civil trial attorney, he also serves as a trustee of the Hudson County Bar Association, and has served for 20 years as a special ethics master, according to his law firm bio.