Following the resignation of Joseph Doria last Thursday, the Acting Commissioner of Community Affairs is state government veteran Charles Richman. Richman also served as Acting Commissioner for six months in 2005 when Susan Bass Levin resigned to join Gov. Jon Corzine's campaign staff.
Corzine is unlikely to name a new Commissioner before Election Day; if he did, it wouldn't matter: the Senate won't be available to confirm an appointment since they are not due back into session until the lame duck session. If Corzine wins re-election, one possible candidate for DCA Commissioner could be Reality TV star Randal Pinkett, a Rhodes Scholar and businessman who was nearly picked by Corzine as the Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor.