Old McGreevey staff keeps their money to themselves

Rotarian-American congressional candidate Paul Stuart Aronsohn has raised just $750 from his top eleven colleagues from the office of Governor James E. McGreevey, where he served as Director of Communications from 2002 to 2003. Policy and Communications Chief Jo Astrid Glading, now the Assistant Public Advocate, gave Aronsohn $500, while Deputy Chief Counsel Emery Ungrady, now with New Jersey Transit, contributed $250. None of the other nine senior McGreevey staffers listed in the 2002 edition of Fitzgerald’s Legislative Manual have made a contribution to Aronsohn’s campaign to unseat Republican Scott Garrett in the fifth district: Chief of Staff Gary Taffet; Deputy Chiefs of Staff Amy Mansue, Kevin Hagan and James Gee; Chief Counsel Paul Levinsohn; Chief of Management and Operations James Davy; Policy Counselor Mitchell Ostrer; Authorities Unit Director Paul Josephson; and Appointments Director Tara Dowdell. According to Federal Election Commission records, most of the original McGreevey senior staff have not made any federal campaign contributions this cycle. Josepson has donated to Senator Robert Menendez, Congressman Frank Pallone and the Democratic State Commitete; Hagan has contributed to the Democratic National Committee and the DSC; and Mansue has given $250 each to GOP Congressman Michael Ferguson and his Democratic opponent, Assemblywoman Linda Stender. To be fair, Garrett’s FEC report does not list any contributions from attorneys at Sellar and Richardson, the law firm where he worked before winning election to Congress in 2002.

Old McGreevey staff keeps their money to themselves