Samuel Plumeri is expected to resign his post as Police Superintendent of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and will be moving into a state government post, possibly as the Board of Parole. The move takes him out of contention for appointment as the next U.S. Marshal. Plumeri, a former Mercer County Sheriff and Democratic County Chairman, has been actively seeking the Marshal post, but it appears he was not a serious contender.
Bergen County Sheriff Leo McGuire ended his bid for U.S. Marshal earlier this month, endorsing Bergen County Freeholder Tomas Padilla, a Hackensack police captain.
The campaigns for Marshal are actually a bit humorous, considering the total number of voters in the race: two, U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez.