David Wildstein founded the first political news site devoted to New Jersey politics eighteen years ago. As Wally Edge, PoliticsNJ.com, later PolitickerNJ, became “mandatory daily reading for the political class in New Jersey.” He built political news operations in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and New York. After PoliticsNJ was sold to the New York Observer, David became the executive vice president of the Observer Media Group, which launched political news sites in seventeen states with more than fifty reporters.
David spent twenty years in the private sector at his family’s textile manufacturing company. He served as a mayor and councilman in Livingston, ran local, statewide and national political campaigns, and worked for a congressman and several legislators. His first real job was in 1974 when he earned $100-a-year as a 12-year-old aide to a State Senator.
From 2010 to 2013, he held a top position at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey – a post that attracted a little bit of attention in New Jersey and national political circles.
David on the floor of the New Jersey State Assembly with Minority Leader Tom Kean in 1974.
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