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.Read More >
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.Read More >
U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg has named Joseph Waks as his new State Director. Waks served as Congressman Bill PascrellÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.Read More >