Peter Tober has resigned his seat on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission and will join Gov. Christopher Christie’s administration as an attorney in the Chief Counsel’s office. Tober, an ELEC commissioner since 2002, had served as a senior assistant counsel to two other Republican governors, Christine Todd Whitman and Donald DiFrancesco.
The resignation creates an open Republican seat on the panel that regulates political campaigns and lobbyists. Christie makes that appointment, with the advise and consent of the State Senate.
” Peter Tober served the citizens of New Jersey with distinction, always being guided by the principles of fairness and neutrality. This trait is imperative when serving on the Commission,” said ELEC chair Jerry Fitzgerald English. “In the same way that a justice must leave his or her partisanship at the door, so too must a Commissioner who oversees the financial activities of candidates, political parties.”