Plumeri, leaving Port job for state post, is out of race for U.S. Marshal

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.

 

Plumeri, leaving Port job for state post, is out of race for U.S. Marshal