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Friday, September 8, 2023 10:00AM

Tahesha Way to be named New Jersey's next lieutenant governor

NEW JERSEY (WABC) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy will name Secretary of State Tahesha Way as the state’s next lieutenant governor on Friday.

Way will succeed the late Sheila Oliver, who died last month after an extended illness.

The 43-year-old former Passaic County freeholder has served as Gov. Murphy’s secretary of state since he took office in 2018 and is expected to remain in that role.

No senate confirmation is required, and Chief Justice Stuart Rabner will be able to immediately swear Way into office.

Murphy will make the announcement at the statehouse in Trenton.

Way will be the state’s third lieutenant governor and the second Black woman to hold the post.

She is married to former New York Giants fullback and current NFL executive Charles Way.

Murphy is term limited, and Way is not expected to run for his seat in 2025.

Murphy had until Sept. 15 to name Oliver’s successor.


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