Report: Murphy to Select Way to Serve as Secretary of State

The Freeholder fight unites more than it delights.

Governor-elect Phil Murphy will name former Passaic County Freeholder Tahesa Way to serve as his Secretary of State.

Way is a close ally of Passaic County Democratic Chairman (and Democratic State Party Chairman) John Currie. has the story here.

The surfacing of Way – who flickered briefly as a potential 2009 LG pick for Jon Corzine on the strength of her alliance with Currie – likely diminishes the chances of Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter (D-35) for a cabinet position.

Sumter is Currie’s goddaughter.

Sources say Murphy’s support for Currie to again lead the party counted as a favor to the state party chairman.

Today he tapped Way for his cabinet.

The likelihood of him again going to Currie for a major position – in rough political weather – appeared unlikely.

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