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Haynes leaving Murphy staff

Alvarez transition supervisor departing at the end of the month

By David Wildstein, December 07 2018 11:02 am

Lynn Haynes, who was Al Alvarez’s boss on Gov. Phil Murphy’s transition team, has resigned her post as Murphy’s deputy chief of staff.

She will leave the administration at the end of the month, according to a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Haynes was the director of personnel for Murphy’s transition.  Alvarez, who has been accused of sexually assaulting Katie Brennan during the 2017 gubernatorial campaign, was the deputy director and reported to Haynes.

She could potentially be called as a witness as the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee continues it’s investigation of the Murphy administration’s hiring practices.

Haynes was recruited for her post as deputy chief of staff for cabinet affairs and operations by Murphy’s chief of staff, Pete Cammarano.  According to one source, she had agreed to join the administration for just one year and her departure is unrelated to the legislative probe.

Before joining the Murphy administration, Haynes as a partner in a public affairs and issue advocacy firm.  She had previously worked as deputy executive director and chief counsel of the Senate Majority Office under Senate President Steve Sweeney.

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