Bruce Harris Appointed Turnpike General Counsel
Chatham Borough mayor was approved Tuesday by Turnpike Authority board.
Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris was appointed as the new general counsel for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA).
The Alternative Press reported Tuesday that the NJTA's Board of Commissioners approved Harris, 61, for the position at a meeting Tuesday at a salary of $165,000.
The board is made up of eight members, including Gov. Chris Christie, who appointed Harris to the state Supreme Court in January.
The Judicial Committee of the state Senate rejected him for a role on the New Jersey Supreme Court by a vote of 7-6, amid allegations from republican politicians that the democratic-led committee judged the nominees unfairly.
Harris, 61, currently works for Greenberg Traurig in Florham Park. He graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College in 1973 and also holds an MBA in finance and economics from Boston University, earned in 1979, and a law degree from Yale Law School, which he earned in 1992.