Josh Hodes will leave Public Strategies Impact, a top Trenton lobbying firm, to become Chief of Staff to Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan (D-Union). Hodes joined the firm in 2007 after working as Associate Director of Athletic Development for the Rutgers University Foundation. He worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Hodes is the son of Harold Hodes, a veteran Democratic insider and lobbyist who served as Gov. Brendan Byrne’s Chief of Staff. Harold Hodes is a partner at Public Strategies Impact, along with Republican Roger Bodman, a former Kean administration cabinet member, and Bill Maer, a Democratic strategist who helped run Gov. Jon Corzine’s re-election campaign.