TRENTON – If the departing administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency harbors any plans to run for higher office in the Garden State, any intentions are not known at the moment by the New Jersey Democratic State Committee.
Chairman John Wisniewski said Thursday he has not had any discussions with Jackson about making a possible run for governor in 2013. Jackson, the former head of the New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection, announced her plans Thursday to step down from her federal position next year.
“Lisa Jackson hasn’t spoken with me. I don’t know what her plans are,” Wisniewski told PolitickerNJ Thursday.
“As a state chair, she has not spoken to me or spoken to anyone I’m familiar with [about making a run],” he said.
Wisniewski went on to say that while it’s possible “she may want to run,” he added it’s just as likely she may decide to step down from public life after decades of service.
“Four years in the administration is a long time,” he said, adding, “Lisa has been in public service for all of her professional life.”
According to reports in The New York Times and The Washington Post, Jackson has been in talks with officials at Princeton University about being a candidate for president of the Ivy League college. The university’s current president has announced her plans to step down following the conclusion of the current academic year.
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