Gubernatorial candidate Christopher Christie is expected to pick Jay Webber, a freshman Republican Assemblyman from Morris County, as the new GOP State Chairman. Webber, a strong conservative, would replace Tom Wilson as head of the state party organization.
Webber's selection, which must be ratified by a vote of the Republican State Committee, will likely please conservatives who made up most of Steven Lonegan's 42% in Tuesday's primary election.
Webber, 37, was an early supporter of Christie's bid for the Republican nomination for Governor. He was elected to the State Assembly in 2007, four years after losing a primary challenge to State Sen. Robert Martin. A Harvard Law School graduate, he served as a Law Clerk to New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Peter Verniero and as an aide to U.S. Rep. Bill Martini.