TRENTON – While several pieces of Gov. Chris Christie’s political attack on state Sen. Dick Codey have been detailed since the Monday Massacre, two were missed.
There was the removal of State Police detail for the former governor, the axing of former Codey staffer Lawrence DeMarzo as deputy director of Consumer Affairs, and the still-developing (maybe) exit of Port Authority counsel Chris Hartwyck, who is Codey’s cousin; Hartwyk’s relationship to Codey was first reported by the New York Times, while deMarzo’s connection was first reported by the Star-Ledger’s Jarrett Renshaw on Wednesday.
Additionally, Christie sent word on Monday that he was nominating Harry Harchetts to replace Codey-ally Joseph Forgione at the N.J. Sports and Exposition Authority. The governor also nominated Andrew Berns as replacement for Codey chief of staff Jon Boguchwal on the Rutgers Board of Trustees.
Granted the nominations have to be approved by the Senate, so these don’t rise to the level of immediate job removals, Democratic sources explained, but were notable nonetheless.