Former mayoral candidate named Del. Supreme Court administrator

(FILE/WHYY)

(FILE/WHYY)

Bill Montgomery will leave the Delaware Zoological Society to become the new administrator for the Delaware Supreme Court.

Montgomery will take over as administrator for the state’s highest court in January. He’ll replace Steve Taylor who has led the Delaware Supreme Court’s administrative staff for 30 years. Taylor recently announced plans to retire January 1, 2015.

“Someone like Steve Taylor is so unique that he is in fact irreplaceable,” said Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo Strine in a statement. “But if anyone can help us move forward as a court and judiciary, it is Bill Montgomery. Bill brings with him tremendous leadership skills.”

Montgomery spent more than a decade as chief of staff for the city of Wilmington under Mayor James Baker from 2001 until 2012. He made an unsuccessful run for the mayor’s office in 2012.

He took the reigns of the Delaware Zoological Society in 2013. He’ll leave that job to move to the Delaware Supreme Court in January.

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