Michael Fedorko, a former Acting Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, will be the new Director of Public Safety and Police Superintendent of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, sources told PolitickerNJ.com. Fedorko will replace Samuel Plumeri, who was nominated today to serve as a member of the New Jersey Parole Board. Fedorko has served on the New Jersey Casino Control Commission since 1999, and his new post will enable Gov. Jon Corzine to replace appoint a new commissioner.
The Port Authority job pays $209,353-a-year.
Fedorko spent thirty years with the State Police, becoming a Lt. Colonel and Deputy Superintendent before Gov. Christine Todd Whitman named him Acting Superintendent in February 1999. After Whitman picked someone else for the post, she named Fedorko to the casino regulator job.