Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty has joined the Murphy Administration as the Deputy Executive Director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, according to a story posted by NewJerseyGlobe.
Doherty started the job which does not require confirmation by the state Senate on Monday. His predecessor earned $175,000 per year, according to the NJGlobe report.
Doherty did not announce his new employment at the Belmar Borough Council meeting last night, March 6, according to the recording of the meeting posted on Common Sense for Belmar.
Last month Doherty announced at a Belmar Council meeting that he turned down an offer from Governor Murphy to be the Chief Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Commission because the job “was not a good fit.” Multiple sources said that Doherty failed the background check for the MVC job and Murphy Administration insiders were concerned about the expected drama of a Senate confirmation hearing.
The mayor’s 2016 running mate for Monmouth County Freeholder, B. Sue Fulton, got the MVC job.
Doherty’s term as mayor of Belmar expires this year. He is expected to resign before the end of the term and not seek reelection.