The Executive Council voted Wednesday to confirm Dan St. Hilaire as a Superior Court Judge.
Previously a Merrimack County Attorney, St. Hilaire currently works for the New Hampshire Liquor Commission.
The two Democrats on the council voiced their opposition to the confirmation, including Councilor Chris Pappas, the congressman-elect for New Hampshire's 1st District.
"This individual must be beyond reproach," he said. " They must be prepared for this position. And I don't believe that this individual meets that standard for me at this point in time."
Pappas cited St. Hilaire's 2011 vote against a contract with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England as part of why he wouldn't receive his vote.