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Kim Guadagno

Company: Monmouth Co. NJ Sheriff
Location: NJ
Industry: Government,Service

Biography:
Kim Guadagno has been a lawyer for more than 28 years and began her career in public service as a federal prosecutor with the Organized Crime & Racketeering Strike Force in Brooklyn, New York. When she married a native of New Jersey, Kim Guadagno and her husband decided to move to Monmouth County to raise a family. At that time, Guadagno became an Assistant United States Attorney in Newark. As a federal prosecutor in New Jersey, she was awarded the nation's highest honor for her prosecutions of two separate corrupt public officials in New Jersey. After her federal service, Guadagno served as a ranking member of the State of New Jersey Attorney's General's Office.

In 2001, Kim Guadagno left the public sector to practice law closer to home. At that time, she also became a teacher at Rutgers University School of Law-Newark. In her hometown of Monmouth Beach, she was appointed a volunteer planning board member and in 2005 was elected a Borough Commissioner in Monmouth Beach.

In 2007, Kim Guadagno was elected the 75th Sheriff of Monmouth County, the first woman elected as sheriff in that county's history. As Sheriff, she managed a 650-member law enforcement agency encompassing the county jail, the county 911 communications center and a law enforcement department of 100 men and women.