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.
By MICHAEL W. KLEIN In his weekly radio address on August 16, President Obama challenged colleges “to do their part to bring down costs” and lighten the tuition burden on students. The state colleges and universities in New Jersey have... Read More >
"Governor Christie ripped President Obama this summer for failing to carve out some time during a Texas fundraising swing to visit the Mexican border, where the unprecedented flood of immigrant children from Central America had reached a crisis point. ...Yet Christie is not squeezing in a tour of the troubled border during his own three-day trade and diplomatic mission to Mexico, which is set to begin on Wednesday. The governor is planning a series of meetings with Mexican officials, including President Enrique Peña Nieto and the finance and energy ministers." - columnist Charles Stile- The Bergen Record
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