It’s Sarlo!

Senate President Richard Codey has begun telling State Senators that he will pick Paul Sarlo as the new Senate Judiciary Chairman — with an announcement that could come as early as tomorrow. Sarlo would assume the post in January when John Adler resigns to take his seat in Congress. Judiciary is considered one of the most powerful committees in the Legislature, with considerable clout over the Senate confirmation of gubernatorial nominations, including judgeships. Sarlo, who is also the Mayor of Wood-Ridge, will become the first non-lawyer to run the Judiciary Committee since the early 1970’s, when the Senate Majority Leader (then a one-year term) also ran Judiciary.

It’s Sarlo!