Gov. Lincoln Chafee on Thursday nominated his director of administration for associate justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court.
Richard Licht was appointed as director of the Department of Administration in January 2011. He was previously a practicing attorney, a state senator and a lieutenant governor.
"Through his extensive experience, drive and legal acumen, Richard has been an asset and a proven leader in my administration. He will make a fine judge and will add to efforts to have an effective and efficient judicial system," Chafee said in a written statement.
Licht's nomination requires Senate approval.