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As one of Ocean County’s Constitutional Officers, Jeffrey W. Moran as Surrogate serves as the Deputy Clerk of the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Probate Part in the County Of Ocean.


The Constitutional responsibilities of the Surrogate include probating wills and administering estates of persons who died intestate.  The Surrogate appoints guardians for minors and administers monies belonging to minors.  The Surrogate processes complaints relative to persons being charged with mental incompetencies.  He also governs the process of adoption papers and complaints for the Court.


Mr. Moran brings many years of public service to this position.  He has served as a member of the New Jersey Legislature representing the 9th Legislative District for nine terms.  He is a former Beachwood Councilman.


Mr. Moran is married to the former Patricia Kennedy.  They have two daughters, Colleen, and Tricia and her husband Shane.  They are proud grandparents of two beautiful granddaughters, Abigail and Brynn.