Governor Chris Christie this afternoon announced the nominations of Stephen Massell of Middletown and Renee Luttrell of Holmdel to serve five year terms on the Monmouth County Tax Board. If confirmed by the New Jersey Senate, Massell will fill the Republican seat on the Board currently held by Kathleen Cody Bjelka who term has expired. Luttrell will take the Democratic seat vacated by the death of Thomas J. Byrne of Spring Lake.
Given the legislative calendar, neither nominee is likely to be confirmed until the lame duck session which starts in November. The State Legislature typically takes the summer off after passing the State Budget which is due by June 30th. Given that all 120 seats in the legislature are up for election this year, members of the legislature are likely to spend the fall campaigning and not legislating.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Governor Chris Christie, Kathy Cody Bjelka, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Tax Board, Renee Luttrell, Stephen Massell, Steve Massell, Thomas Byrne | Comments Off on Christie nominates Massell and Luttrell for Monmouth County Tax Board