Gov. Jack Markell has announced his nomination of three public servants for positions on Delaware’s judiciary. THe has nominated Vivian L. Rapposelli and Paul R. Wallace for appointment to the Superior Court, and Carl C. Danberg for appointment to the Court of Common Pleas.
The positions for which Rapposelli and Wallace have been nominated are new Superior Court judgeships recently authorized by the General Assembly for New Castle County. Mr. Danberg has been nominated to fill the vacancy on the Court of Common Pleas created when Judge Eric M. Davis became a Superior Court judge.
Since 2009, Rapposelli has served as secretary of the Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families, a 1,200-person state agency charged with providing and managing a range of services for children who have experienced abandonment, abuse, adjudication, mental illness, neglect, or substance abuse.
A 23-year veteran of the Delaware Department of Justice, Wallace has served as DOJ’s chief of appeals since 2008. In that capacity, in addition to supervising 10 deputy attorneys general, he regularly represents the state in appellate proceedings before the Delaware Supreme Court and other courts.
Danberg currently serves as commissioner of the Department of Correction, a position he has held since 2007.
In that capacity, he is responsible for an annual budget of over $250 million and 2,500 employees supervising 16,000 offenders in the community and 6,500 offenders in 11 facilities.