Mercer County Republican Committee appoints Lawrence attorney to serve as it's counsel
on December 17, 2013 at 6:50 PM
Lawrence attorney George Dougherty has been appointed counsel to the Mercer County Republican Committee.
“George Dougherty needs no introduction to the Mercer County Bar, nor Mercer County for that matter. His integrity and record speaks for itself,” chairwoman Lisa Richford said in a news release.
Dougherty, 70, a Trenton resident and managing partner at the Lawrence firm Katz & Dougherty, served as a state deputy attorney general until 1971, when he became assistant city attorney in Trenton, serving under Mayor Arthur Holland until 1990, the release said.
In 1991, Dougherty moved his law firm from Trenton to Lawrence and became township attorney there, the release said.
He served as township attorney from 1992 until 1996. During that time, he also served as chairman of the Local Government Law section of the state Bar Association, the release said.
Dougherty was voted Citizen of the Year in 2010 by the Jersey Street Civic Association and the Trenton Council of Civic Associations for his pro bono services to stop members of Trenton’s administration from taking illegal pay raises, the release said.
Dougherty is currently special counsel to the Lawrence Township zoning board, the release said.