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Governor-elect Jon Corzine has retained five members of his predecessors cabinet: Secretary of Agriculture Charles Kuperus, Commerce Secretary Virginia Bauer, Commissioner of Health Fred Jacobs, Commissioner of Military and Veterans Affairs Glenn Rieth, and Commissioner of Personnel Rolando Torres. He has brought in five new cabinet members, and six cabinet posts remain unfilled. Corzine has kept 31% of Richard Codey’s cabinet; the last time a new Governor succeeded a Governor of his own party — in 1961 — Richard Hughes kept 71% of Robert Meyner’s cabinet.

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