Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney today named Michael Chertoff as co-chair of his counterterrorism and intelligence advisory committee.
Chertoff is the former U.S. Attorney for New Jersey.
He is currently chairman of the Chertoff Group; United States Secretary of Homeland Security (2005-2009); and Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2003-2005).
A New Jersey native, Chertoff grew up in Elizabeth.
His close party allies here include state Sen. Joe Kyrillos, (R-13), Middletown, and Assembly Minority Conference Leader Jon Bramnick, (R-21), Westfield.
The list of advisers to Romney includes many other recognizable names of office holders in the Bush administration.