Veteran Newark political operative Carl Sharif is officially working now in his capacity as the political brain of the Shavar Jeffries for Mayor campaign.
Craig Kirby is gone as campaign manager but the stealth-like Sharif won’t wear the moniker of “manager,” according to a source close to the campaign.
Strategist will do, said a source.
That tag comes with a peculiar set of skills this time for the man who once helped lay the local political groundwork for then-Central Ward Councilman Cory Booker. Sharif’s son is also running for mayor: Central Ward Councilman Darrin Sharif.
As South Ward Councilman Ras Baraka continues to lead in street polls, there is another shake-up to report in the world of Newark mayoral politics, this one in Anibal Ramos-land.