Gov. John Carney announced Jan. 17 that Samantha Lukoff, an assistant public defender in the Office of Defense Services, as his nominee to serve as a family court commissioner in New Castle County.

The Delaware Senate must confirm the governor’s nomination.

“Samantha has the experience and judgment necessary to thoughtfully consider cases as a Family Court Commissioner,” said Carney. “I look forward to the Delaware Senate considering her nomination.”

Lukoff previously served as a deputy attorney general at the Delaware Department of Justice, where she prosecuted juvenile misdemeanor and felony cases and child support cases in family court.

From 2009 to 2012 and from 2014 to 2017, Lukoff worked as a public servant in the city of Wilmington, first providing legislative assistance to Wilmington’s City Council, leading the city’s Integrated Technologies Department, and later serving as deputy to the mayor’s chief of staff.

Lukoff taught courses in criminal law, constitutional law, criminal judiciary and computer applications in criminal justice at Delaware Technical & Community College from 2012 to 2014.

Lukoff earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts and her law degree from the Widener University School of Law.