Christie Appoints New Head Of NJ Utilities Regulator

Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 8:41 PM EST) -- Gov. Chris Christie this week appointed the wife of a former Board of Public Utilities president to head up the agency, filling the vacancy left by Robert Hanna, who was confirmed to a Superior Court judgeship this week.

Dianne Solomon will take over as president of New Jersey’s utilities regulator, a position held from 2010 to 2011 by her husband, Lee, according to an update to the BPU’s website. The appointment was not formally announced by Christie’s office. Solomon joined the BPU as a commissioner in...
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