Corzine interviewing State Treasurer candidates

There are some reports that the Corzine administration is shopping for a new State Treasurer, which could mean that Thomas Shea is preparing to leave his post as Chief of Staff — with Bradley Abelow as his replacement.

One possible State Treasurer candidate is Judy Lewent, who will retire as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Merck on August 14. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Dell and Motorola, and as a Trustee of the Rockefeller Family Foundation. A front office source says that Governor Jon Corzine will meet with Lewent this week.

Corzine interviewing State Treasurer candidates