Gov.-elect Christopher Christie is expected to announce that former State Sen. Richard Bagger will be his Chief of Staff.
Bagger, 49, served as an Assemblyman from 1992 to 2002, and as a State Senator from 2002 to 2003. He resigned to accept a promotion at Pfizer, a pharmaceutical company where he ran the worldwide public affairs division. He spent four years as Chairman of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. He is also a former Westfield mayor and councilman.
Last month, Christie named Bagger to lead his transition task force on budget and taxes.
Former New Jersey Governor James McGreevey might remember that former Newark Mayor Sharpe James played a significant role in helping him to get that title. But regarding the highly contentious Newark mayoral race between candidates Ras Baraka and Shavar Jeffries, McGreevey told PolitickerNJ.com on Thursday that he has no interest in picking a side.Read More >
Bergen Dems demand Donovan cancel fundraiser with Christie after unlimited contributions commentsHACKENSACK - Bergen County Democratic Chairman Lou Stellato called on Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan to cancel a fundraiser scheduled for May 5 with Gov. Chris Christie after he made remarks on allowing unlimited campaign contributions to political...
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“The new agenda is charter schools. It’s a profit-making business. $500 million will not be in our hands. The school board is an advisory board. We are not going to tell the governor to unleash the dollars. Don’t be fooled. It’s not abracadabra. It’s politics.” - Paterson Mayor Jeff Jones- PolitickerNJ.com
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