Top fiscal watchdog leaving N.J. post

New Jersey Comptroller Matt Boxer is leaving the cabinet of Gov. Chris Christie.

“My six year term ends next month, and I have informed the governor that I did not wish to be considered for reappointment,” Boxer said Thursday. “I will be returning to the private sector.”

The governor has selected Schools Development Authority executive director Marc Larkins to replace Boxer as the state’s top fiscal watchdog.

“I certainly hope to continue and maintain the standard of excellence and integrity that Matt Boxer has set,” Larkins said.

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Christie praised Larkins for cutting inefficiencies and cleaning up political patronage at the agency that manages school construction projects.

Larkins’ replacement there will be Charlie McKenna, who has been serving as Christie’s chief counsel.

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