Hughes kept 71% of Meyner’s cabinet

The last time a new Governor came from the same party as his predecessor was in 1961, when Democrat Richard Hughes followed eight years of Democrat Robert Meyner. Hughes kept ten of the fourteen members of Meyner’s cabinet, replacing only the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, the President of the Board of Public Utilities, and the Commissioner of Conservation and Economic Development. Democrats say that Jon Corzine is not likely to come close to the 71% retention mark set by Hughes, although there may be some holdovers — one likely prospect is Personnel Commissioner Rolando Torres.

Hughes kept 71% of Meyner’s cabinet