After waiting eighteen months, Corzine appoints 76-year-old ex-Judge as GOP ELEC Commissioner

Gov. Jon Corzine today nominated Amos Saunders, a 76-year-old retired Superior Court Judge from Passaic County, to serve as the new Republican member of the Election Law Enforcement Commission. The Republican seat has been vacant since December 2006. Corzine’s last attempt to fill it was in October 2007, when his nomination of Gabriella Morris was quickly withdrawn after realizing that Morris, who handles government affairs for Prudential, could not hold the post because ELEC also regulates lobbyists.

From the small world category, and of no importance: Saunders is now Of Counsel to a small Clifton law firm, Carletm Garrison, Klein & Zaretsky. Among their clients is the owner of TGI Fridays in Woodbridge – once a regular hangout for James E. McGreevey, Dina McGreevey, and Theodore Pederson.

After waiting eighteen months, Corzine appoints 76-year-old ex-Judge as GOP ELEC Commissioner