TRENTON – Just as soon as Gov. Chris Christie issued a statement thanking outgoing Education Commissioner Chris Cerf for his work, names of possible replacements began circling within the Statehouse.
Here’s a quick look at a few of the names PolitickerNJ has heard so far:
Brian Zychowski, the superintendent of North Brunswick Township Public Schools who was more recently appointed to Christie’s task force on gun violence, dubbed the NJ SAFE Task Force.
Chris Emigholz, formerly served as the director of legislative affairs for the Department of Education before joining the Senate Republicans in 2012 as the budget and education director.
Dick Zimmer, the former congressman and state lawmaker was mentioned in Republican circles despite telling PolitickerNJ there’s been no conversation with anyone from the governor’s front office.
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"Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York because the cause is hopeless: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ahead by more than 30 points. But he will campaign in New Hampshire, over and over, where the Republican is also trailing by more than 30 points. What’s the reason? It may be that New Hampshire holds the nation’s first presidential primary. It may be that he doesn’t want to mess with Cuomo, who knows where the skeletons are buried at the Port Authority. But one thing is certain: Gov. Straight Talk is spinning again. And it seems to be habit-forming." - columnist Tom Moran- Star-Ledger
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