Outgoing Passaic County Freeholder Director Tahesha Way, a Democrat defeated in an upset in November, was nominated today as an administrative law judge.
The nomination was filed by Gov. Jon Corzine along with 14 others for various judgeships and one prosecutor position after Corzine broke an impasse with Republican Gov.-elect Chris Christie and his party allies over appointments and nominations.
Way, who was appointed to the freeholder board in 2006 and is married to former Giants fullback Charles Way, was considered a rising star in Democratic circles until her defeat. She was even floated as a potential lieutenant governor candidate for Corzine.
Way currently practices law at the Totowa firm of Steven A. Varano, according to her online freeholder bio.
Assemblyman Scott Rumana (R-Wayne), the Passaic County Republican chairman, declined to comment on Way’s nomination.
Corzine today also nominted Way’s running mate, Evangeline Gomez, to the Rutgers University Board of Trustees.