Governor-elect Phil Murphy takes office in January. He met with Governor Chris Christie in Trenton today for about an hour and half to discuss the transition.
Murphy says it was a terrific meeting.
“Just a great willingness on the Governor’s part to be as helpful as possible and we welcome that obviously. So, it was a good discussion.”
Murphy did not provide any specifics about what they discussed.
He’s decided his Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver will serve as Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs.
Oliver is a former Assembly Speaker and an Assistant County Administrator in Essex County.
Murphy says her government experience makes her an ideal choice to head the Department that’s critical for partnerships with local government, economic development, and affordable housing priorities.