Kevin Hagan, who has served for the past year as Senate President Steve Sweeney’s chief of staff and political consigliere, is moving on to join Princeton Public Affairs.
Hagan, a former deputy chief of staff to Gov. James McGreevey who worked on campigns for McGreevey and U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, was a lobbyist with Cammarano & Hagan Partners before joining Sweeney’s staff.
A key strategist during a tumultuous year in Trenton, Hagan was instrumental in the passage of pension and benefits reform, an intitiative Sweeney had championed for years.
“Kevin is a widely recognized Democratic strategist who has a proven track record for success statewide,” said Dale Florio, principal at PPAG. “For more than a decade, he has been a key player in helping craft policy and legislation for statewide officials. His success has come from not only understanding the issues but also having the respect of his colleagues and legislators on both sides of the aisle.”
Hagan will be replaced in the post by Kevin Drennan. Drennan currently serves as director of governmental affairs for Cablevision. Drennan could not immediately be reached for comment.
Hagan’s last day with Sweeney was Monday.