Governor Chris Christie filed the following nominations with the State Senate. The Governor’s nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the State Senate.
Of particular note is the long and tortured nomination of At-Large Newark Councilman Luis Quintana to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (see below).
First put forward for the position eight years ago by state Senator Ronald L. Rice (D-28) during the Corzine Administration, Quintana stalled over an Essex County fight between County Executive Joe DiVincenzo and then Senate President Dick Codey (D-27).
The nomination appeared headed for political oblivion.
But recent improved relations among DiVincenzo, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the front office apparently changed the dynamics of the game, and that of Baraka ally Council President Mildred Crump, a second pick favored by Baraka and supported by the governor.
Nominate for appointment John M. Doran (Toms River, Ocean)
Nominate for appointment Michael T. Collins (Eagleswood, Ocean)
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Nominate for reappointment the Honorable Joseph L. Fiordaliso (Livingston, Essex)
Nominate for reappointment the Honorable Richard S. Mroz (Haddonfield, Camden)
Essex County Superintendent & Deputy Superintendent of Elections
Nominate for appointment Edna Y. Baugh, Esq. (East Orange, Essex)
Nominate for appointment the Honorable Patricia Spango (West Orange, Essex)
Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission
Nominate for appointment the Honorable Luis A. Quintana (Newark, Essex)
Nominate for appointment the Honorable Mildred C. Crump (Newark, Essex)