Murphy Campaign: Oliver Taps Swanson-Tucker to Serve as Campaign COS

A former chief of staff of a former chief of staff is now again a chief of staff.

Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver (D-34), selected Terry Swanson-Tucker to be her chief of staff on the Murphy for Governor campaign. 

Swanson-Tucker worked as campaign manager for East Orange Councilman Chris James, who himself served as Oliver’s chief of staff when the assemblywoman served as speaker of the General Assembly.

Swanson-Tucker also served as a legislative liaison for both Oliver and state Senator Nia Gill in the 34th Legislative District.

“Terry knows what it takes to run a winning campaign, and I am pleased that she will be by my side as we work to change the course and direction of New Jersey,” said Oliver. “Working alongside Phil Murphy, I am excited to be part of a team that will create a stronger, fairer economy that works for every New Jerseyan. And, with Terry, I know our campaign will not stop until victory in November.”

“We are excited to welcome Terry into our campaign family and look forward to working with her to ensure that we do not take any community for granted and that we reach every voter,” said Brendan Gill, Murphy for Governor campaign manager.

She started the job on Monday.

Swanson-Tucker runs Swantuck LLC, a boutique event-planning and fundraising firm, and is a former executive director of the Essex County Democratic Committee. She served as both East Orange County Committeewoman and as a New Jersey Democratic State Committeewoman, and currently serves as the vice president of the East Orange Board of Education and as an executive committee member of the Essex Regional Educational Services Commission.

Tucker is involved with numerous civic organizations, including Women Advocating for Good Government (WAGG), the East Orange Recreation Advisory Board, the East Orange Junior Jaguars Pop Warner Organization, and is former president of the Kuzuri Kijiji Tenants Association.

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