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.
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"Christie’s method for coping with scandal has been more complicated. In January, the seemingly-local issue of lane closings on the George Washington Bridge, which created a massive traffic jam in the Hudson River town of Fort Lee, became one of national interest when it was revealed that one of Christie’s closest staffers had ordered them—for what looked like political retribution against a Democratic mayor. The scandal was quickly dubbed 'Bridgegate,' and unfortunately for Christie, it played into his reputation as a bully. Christie's response was to act unlike himself: humble." - Olivia Nuzzi- The Daily Beast
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