Who should be the 100th person on PolitickerNJ.com’s list of the 100 Most Powerful People in New Jersey Politics? Our readers get to pick. Click here to vote!
The ballot: state Comptroller Matt Boxer, Corzine appointments counsel Michellene Davis, attorney/fundraiser Victor Herlinsky,
Atlantic City radio show host Harry Hurley, Corzine Deputy Chief of Staff Patti McGuire, State Police EPU chief Jim O’Neil, carpenters union staffer Troy Singleton, federal monitor Herb Stern, GOP State Chairman Tom Wilson, and Corzine administration official Adam Zellner.
In 2007, Hurley won the final slot. He defeated Republican State Chairman Tom Wilson by a 35%-15% margin. Public Policy guru Jon Shure finished third with 12%, just narrowly leading Union County Manager George Devanney (12%). None of the other six candidates — Cape May County GOP Chairman David Von Savage, attorney and Democratic fundraiser Victor Herlinsky, conservative political strategist Rick Shaftan, Burlington County GOP Chairman Mike Warner, and Jersey City political activists Joe Cardwell and the now-decesased Bobby Jackson — finished in the double digits.
The Power List will be released at noon on Thursday.