January 8, 2001

January 8, 2001

Winners of the Week

 

Losers of the Week

     

JON CORZINE

 

MARGE ROUKEMA

Virtually unknown two years ago, the Wall Street mega millionaire was sworn in as the new United States Senator from New Jersey.

 

The veteran New Jersey Congresswoman was passed over for the chairmanship of the House Financial Institutions Committee.

CHRIS SMITH

 

BOB JANISZEWSKI

The 11-term Republican Congressman is the new Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee.

 

The Hudson County Executive failed in his attempt to oust Sal Vega as Freeholder Director and replace him with Bill Braker.

CHARLIE SMITH

 

ISMAEL HILERIO, JR.

The Republican political operative, who nearly engineered an upset in the U.S. Senate race, was named campaign manager of Don DiFrancesco’s campaign for Governor — his third statewide campaign.

 

The Camden clergyman served four days on the City Council before resigning, citing constraints on his time. He said he was uncomfortable at his first meeting when constituents muttered complaints about him.

PATRICIA PERKINS-AUGUSTE

 

CHRISTIE WHITMAN

The Elizabeth City Councilwoman becomes the first black and first woman to serve as City Council President.

  The New Jersey Governor, soon-to-be EPA Director, will have her nomination opposed by civil rights organizations and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

STEPHEN LANDFIELD

 

JOSEPH PERONE

The liberal Democrat from Morris County went on national television to support his ex-boss, Attorney General-designate John Ashcroft.   The former deputy director of the state Division of Building and Construction, will serve five years in prison following his conviction on charges of official misconduct.
January 8, 2001