Spicuzzo on Judiciary agenda today

Joseph Spicuzzo, who serves as the Middlesex County Sheriff and the Democratic County Chairman, is on the Senate Judiciary Committee

Joseph Spicuzzo, who serves as the Middlesex County Sheriff and the Democratic County Chairman, is on the Senate Judiciary Committee agenda. Gov. Jon Corzine has appointed him to a seat on the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, and he is seeking Senate confirmation. Spicuzzo was supposed to appear before the panel on Monday, but he called in sick. He is expected to be confirmed, but will need Republicans to agree to agree to an emergency on his nomination if the full Senate is to vote on him at their session this afternoon. If not, he won't get a vote — and the seat — until the lame duck session. Don't expect the GOP to extend any courties to Spicuzzo, who is getting the job because Corzine decided to dump former Senate President Raymond Bateman, the 1977 Republican candidate for Governor. Bateman's son is State Sen. Christopher Bateman (R-Branchburg), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Spicuzzo on Judiciary agenda today