Schaffer working in Jersey City

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Peg Schaffer, the veteran chair of the Somerset County Democratic Party and a partner in the Bernardsville firm Shain, Schaffer & Rafanello, P.C., is on the payroll in Jersey City.

Schaffer would not comment but two sources confirmed her hiring by the city.

The hire has possible long-term strategic value for Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, a short-list candidate for governor in 2017.

In a dogfight, Schaffer’s county – aligned with Monmouth, Hunterdon, Mercer and Ocean as part of a Central Jersey alliance – could be a player in picking the next governor in a Democratic Primary.

 

 

Schaffer working in Jersey City