Christie Nominates Quintana, Crump to Sewerage Commission

Gonzalez, Ramos and Quintana (at right) arrived to downtown cheers from the North Ward in Newark on Saturday.

Gonzalez, Ramos and Quintana (at right) arrived to downtown cheers from the North Ward in Newark on Saturday.

Governor Chris Christie filed the following nominations with the State Senate. The Governor’s nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the State Senate.

Of particular note is the long and tortured nomination of At-Large Newark Councilman Luis Quintana to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (see below).

First put forward for the position eight years ago by state Senator Ronald L. Rice (D-28) during the Corzine Administration, Quintana stalled over an Essex County fight between County Executive Joe DiVincenzo and then Senate President Dick Codey (D-27).

The nomination appeared headed for political oblivion.

But recent improved relations among DiVincenzo, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the front office apparently changed the dynamics of the game, and that of Baraka ally Council President Mildred Crump, a second pick favored by Baraka and supported by the governor.

NOMINATIONS

SUPERIOR COURT

Nominate for appointment John M. Doran (Toms River, Ocean)

Nominate for appointment Michael T. Collins (Eagleswood, Ocean)

 

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Public Members

Nominate for reappointment the Honorable Joseph L. Fiordaliso (Livingston, Essex)

Nominate for reappointment the Honorable Richard S. Mroz (Haddonfield, Camden)

 

Essex County Superintendent & Deputy Superintendent of Elections

Superintendent

Nominate for appointment Edna Y. Baugh, Esq. (East Orange, Essex)

Deputy Superintendent

Nominate for appointment the Honorable Patricia Spango (West Orange, Essex)

 

Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission

Essex Member

Nominate for appointment the Honorable Luis A. Quintana (Newark, Essex)

At-Large Member

Nominate for appointment the Honorable Mildred C. Crump (Newark, Essex)

Crump at the microphone with Newark activist Larry Hamm.

Crump at the microphone with Newark activist Larry Hamm.

 

Christie Nominates Quintana, Crump to Sewerage Commission