Bergen County Sheriff-elect Michael Saudino announced his transition committee today, including his campaign director, Richard Moriarty of Washington Township, who will serve as transition committee chairman and director of communications.
Saudino rode a wave of voter backlash against the incumbent Democratic regime and upset outgoing Sheriff Leo McGuire for the position.
He was formerly the chief of police in Emerson.
His transition team also includes retired Teaneck Deputy Chief Steven Librie, committee administrator and budgetary manager; John J. McCann, counsel on law and finance; Catherine Elston, counsel for civil service matters; and Bennie L. Cook of the New Jersey Laborer’s Union, government relations manager.
Heading the law enforcement outreach committee is Chief Michael Bruno of Tenafly and Chief James O’Connor of Lyndhurst.
County Conference Chair Mark Butler of the Ridgewood Police Department will be handling PBA and labor relations.
Faith outreach will be managed by Chaplain Rabbi Joel Friedman, who served as chaplain under McGuire and will continue to serve in this capacity under Saudino.
“Our transition team is comprised of men and women with years of expertise in their respective fields,” Saudino said in a release. “Their hard work will lay the foundation for an administration that has promised less waste, a return to job core functions and a common sense approach to law enforcement. I look forward to continued cooperation from the current sheriff as we continue on with the transition process.”