Veteran Trenton lobbyist Arthur ‘Art’ Maurice died on August 20.
Mr. Maurice’s career in Trenton spanned more than 30 years and he was known as one of the premier thought leaders in the state on economic development and taxation issues. He was most known for his role analyzing and debating the merits of the state budget for several decades and was a trusted confidant of many legislators and policymakers on such issues.
Mr. Maurice retried as President of Tonio Burgos & Associates (TB&A) in January 2015. In that role he sought to grow the firm’s New Jersey presence and expand its client base. Prior to his time at TB&A, he served for 16 years as First Vice President at the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, where he represented the Association on taxation and economic development issues. For 14 years, Art was a staple in state and federal government agencies working as the Regional Director of the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, Executive Director of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, and Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Mr. Maurice began his career as a tax forecaster with the New Jersey Office of Legislative Services and as Budget and Policy Director for the General Assembly Republican Office. In addition, he served in several Republican administrations and on the transition teams for Governor Chris Christie, Governor Christie Todd Whitman and Governor Tom Kean.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, August 25 from 7pm to 9pm at Bradley’s Funeral Home in Marlton (601 NJ-73, Marlton, NJ). A funeral mass will be held on Friday, August 26 at 11am at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church (100 Willow Bend Rd. Marlton, NJ). Interment will be private.