Gov. Jon Corzine has again nominated Jeanne Fox as President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Fox had been reappointed last year, but the nomination stalled after then-Senate Judiciary Chairman John Adler (D-Cherry Hill) declined to post it for a committee vote. Sources say that the new Judiciary Chairman, Paul Sarlo (D-Wood-Ridge) will back Fox for another term at the BPU.
Jose Claxton, Montgomery Cerf, and Erika Irish Brown have been reappointed by Corzine to the New Jersey State Investment Council, which has lost an estimated $25 billion of state pension funds since July.
Corzine has also resubmitted the nomination of Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney to the Local Unit Alignment, Reorganization and Consolidation Commission. State Sen. Gerald Cardinale (R-Demarest) has been blocking McNerney’s appointment.
Additional nominations announced by Corzine today include: PSE&G Chairman Ralph Izzo to the Rutgers University Board of Governors; Daniel Humberto Jara, the President of the New Jersey Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, to the Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield Board of Directors; Verizon Vice President for Governmental Affairs Ulises Diaz as a Commissioner of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority; Newark attorney Steeve Augustin to the North Jersey Water Commission; Camden County NAACP President Lloyd Henderson to the state Parole Board; and West Windsor Councilman Will Anzkowitz as a Superior Court Judge.