Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) appointed James A. Carney of Egg Harbor Township to the New Jersey Casino Revenue Fund Advisory Commission.
“Jim has a wealth of business and governmental experience that will serve the Commission well,” said Senator Jim Whelan (D-2), who announced the appointment. “I know he will be a strong voice for seniors and the disabled who benefit from programs paid for by the Casino Revenue Fund.”
Eight percent of yearly casino gross receipts are deposited into the Casino Revenue Fund to provide crucial funding for health care, transportation, and housing services for New Jersey’s seniors and disabled. The 2014 Casino Revenue Fund budget is $435.8 million.
“It is my honor to serve the residents of Atlantic County and New Jersey in this new capacity, ” said Carney. “I’d like to thank Senators Whelan and Sweeney for their confidence and trust in me. I will be looking out for New Jersey’s seniors and disabled, many of whom have struggled these last few years.”
Carney is the Director of Asset Acquisition and Liquidations for Surplus Services Company in Northfield. He has previously served as Atlantic County Surrogate and as an Atlantic County Freeholder.