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Diane Allen. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Ciattarelli picks Allen to oversee campaign’s anti-harassment policy

By Nikita Biryukov, February 12 2020 3:11 pm

Former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli will announce the appointment of former State Sen. Diane Allen (R-Edgewater Park) to oversee his gubernatorial campaign’s anti-harassment policies at a statehouse press conference on Thursday.

“Putting this policy in place was a no-brainer and appointing Senator Allen as the compliance officer underscores the level of seriousness with which I am treating this,” Ciattarelli said. “Unlike the toxic environment that allegedly went on within Governor Murphy’s ’17 campaign, I am committed to running a professional operation — and government — in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.”

Ciattarelli last month announced his campaign would not require staff to sign non-disclosure agreements.

Murphy has drawn fire over accusations that such agreements used during his 2017 campaign silenced accusations of a toxic workplace environment, though that policy has since been lifted.

“In addition to implementing this policy, our campaign will also provide regular training sessions to all staff and volunteers to ensure that they understand and are familiar with my expectations,” Ciattarelli said. “As this campaign moves forward over the next 600 plus days, we will distinguish ourselves from Governor Murphy’s team not only with our ideas, our vision, our plans, but also by our culture and conduct.”

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