New Jersey’s Attorney General Paula Dow will step down. Governor Chris Christie said Dow will work in the short term as deputy general counsel for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. “Considering the Port Authority has a long history of grossly mismanaging its finances and is now facing an aggressive audit process, it’s clear the Authority needs greater on the ground oversight to make sure that toll payers’ interests are being protected,” he said.
The governor added that Dow will recommend structural and procedural changes to make sure waste and abuse at the Port Authority don’t happen again.
Christie is also nominating Dow to be a Superior Court Judge in Essex County. If confirmed by the Senate, she’ll join the bench after her work at the Port Authority is completed.
Christie is nominating his chief counsel Jeff Chiesa to replace Dow as Attorney General.