Assembly Minority WhipJon Bramnick (R-Westfield), chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, on Monday will convene hearings throughout the state to examine and stamp out corruption.
Republican Leader and Assemblyman Alex DeCroce (R-Parsippany) requested that Bramnick take the lead on the issue in the aftermath of a federal bust last month resulting in the arrests of 29 public officials and operatives.
Bramnick will convene the first hearing at the State House on Monday, August 17, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in Room 209. The public is invited to speak before the committee.
The speakers before the Policy Committee will include former prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys, as well as members of the public.
According to a release from Bramnick's office, the committee’s goal is to expose the cause of public corruption and draft legislation to prevent it. "Along with Assemblyman Bramnick, the committee includes: Assemblywoman Dawn Marie Addiego (R-Burlington), Assemblywoman Denise Coyle (R-Somerset), Assemblyman David Rible (R-Monmouth), Assemblyman Scott Rumana (R-Passaic), Assemblywoman Charlotte Vandervalk (R-Bergen) and Assemblyman David Wolfe (R-Monmouth)."
Bramnick was a short list candidate for lieutenant governor for GOP gubernatorialnominee Chris Christie.