State Sens. James Beach (D-Voorhees) and Donald Norcross (D-Camden) will support the nomination of Lee Solomon as president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, and praised Gov. Christopher Christie for picking the Camden County Republican.
“Judge Solomon is a great choice, and will fight to get the best deal for the energy and utility consumers of New Jersey,” said Beach. “I’m proud to have a Camden County resident in such a prestigious position, especially when that resident has a long and distinguished record of working for the people of South Jersey and Camden County in particular. Governor Christie has definitely shown a great deal of insight so far in his appointments, and I’m thankful that Lee will serve in a role where he can truly make a difference.”
Norcross called Solomon a “thoughtful and dedicated public servant” and said that the former Republican assemblyman, freeholder, prosecutor and judge will be a strong advocate for New Jersey utility ratepayers.
“Lee is that rare triple threat – someone who’s made a name for themselves in all three branches of government: legislative, judicial and now executive. I look forward to working with him to ensure a fair and honest deal for New Jersey’s energy and utility consumers in the years ahead,” Norcross said.
Beach and Norcross are also the Camden County Democratic Co-Chairmen.
Camden County GOP Chairman Rick DiMichele says that Solomon’s nomination shows Christie’s commitment to South Jersey.
“Judge Solomon is respected across the aisle as someone who puts the good of the people above partisanship and I congratulate him and commend the Governor for his fine selection. Change has indeed arrived,” DiMichele said.