O'Toole is Senate Republican member of Joint Investigative Committee
By Max Pizarro | January 27th, 2014 - 2:16pm
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A close ally of gov. Chris Chrisite's, state Sen. Kevin O'Toole (R-40) will serve as the Senate Republican member of the New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation, according to the Senate Majority Office.

Christie's senate-level mechanic and cross-the-aisle of Senate President Steve Sweeney's (D-3), O'Toole has a reputation as a fierce inquisitor.

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32) and Sweeney on Friday announced the other members appointed to the New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation.

Sweeney and Prieto appointed:

·         Asm. John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), co-chair;

·         Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, co-chair;

·         Asw. Marlene Caride (D-Bergen/Passaic);

·         Asm. Michael Patrick Carroll (R-Morris/Somerset);

·         Sen. Nia Gill (D-Essex/Passaic);

·         Sen. Linda Greenstein (D-Middlesex/Mercer);

·         Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington);

·         Asw. Amy Handlin (R-Monmouth);

·         Asw. Holly Schepisi (R-Bergen/Passaic);

·         Asw. Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen);

·         Asw. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer/Hunterdon).

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