Michael Soliman, state director for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, is leaving his post later this month to join Mercury Public Affairs.
Soliman will join the firm as a managing director beginning Sept. 17.
The addition of Soliman to Mercury puts top confidants to two of the most powerful elected officials in the state under one roof. The firm already counts Mike DuHaime, who is a chief strategist for Gov. Chris Christie, as a partner.
“During his extensive career in public service, Michael Soliman has emerged as one of the state’s most talented political leaders, garnering well-deserved respect on both sides of the aisle in New Jersey and Washington,” DuHaime said. “Michael Soliman’s unparalleled knowledge of state politics and the federal government will help grow the bipartisan, best-in-class operation that defines Mercury.”
Soliman has served as the state director for Menendez since 2007 and ran the Hudson County native’s most recent re-election campaign.
He previously served as the district director for U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman and has worked for the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, former Gov. Jon Corzine and U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell.