Joseph Waks

Waks leaving Lautenberg; is he DCA bound?

In a move than may or may not be related to Joseph Doria's appointment as Commissioner of Community Affairs, Joseph Waks is expected to step down as U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg's State Director.  Waks, who served as Governor Richard Codey's Appointments Counsel and as a top aide to Congressman Bill Pascrell, is one of Doria's closest political advisors: he served as Doria's Chief of Staff in the Assembly and at the Bayonne City Hall.

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David Waks dies

Superior Court Judge David Waks, who served as Mayor of Wayne from 1994 to 2000, passed away on Wednesday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 66.

Waks is the father of Joseph Waks, the State Director for U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg and a former aide to Gov. Richard Codey, Rep. Bill Pascrell, and Bayonne Mayor Joseph Doria.

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Lautenberg names new State Director

U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg has named Joseph Waks as his new State Director. Waks served as Congressman Bill Pascrell’s Communications Director, as Chief of Staff to Bayonne Mayor Joseph Doria, and as Appointments Counsel to Governor Richard Codey. Waks succeeds Noreen Giblin, who has joined the Corzine administration.

Footnote: the State Director for New Jersey's other U.S. Senator, Nicholas Chiaravalloti, is also a former Chief of Staff to Doria. Chiaravalloti is on a leave of absence so he can work on Robert Menendez's campaign.

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The Back Room

Christie: 'I'm the decider'

While describing to fellow Republicans a conversation he said he had with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Gov. Chris Christie borrowed a self-attribution from his old pal George W. Bush.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 28th

  Winners and Losers: Week of July 21st Christopher Rodriguez Governor Chris Christie this week announced his selection of the CIA operative as New Jersey’s next Director of the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP). (Politicker Staff) http://www.politickernj.com/77941/winners-and-losers-week-july-21st     Torres saddles up with Fulop and Baraka for...

Op-Ed

NJ Legislature must get behind statewide standard of responsible contracting

By Michael Capelli As a 30 year union carpenter, I learned first-hand how important it was to have the right tools for the job. Now as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the 30,000 men and women of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters I... Read More >

Contributors

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