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Gulshan Chhabra. (Photo: Gulshan Chhabra).

Murphy taps Chhabra for N.J. Lottery post

By David Wildstein, March 01 2022 2:52 pm

Gulshan Chhabra, a Watchung businessman and philanthropist who raised about $50,000 for Gov. Phil Murphy’s re-election campaign last year, is slated to become a New Jersey Lottery Commission.

Murphy nominated Chhabra on Monday to replace Frank V. Ragazzo,  the former executive director of the Mercer County Parks Commission who has served as a lottery commissioner since 2009.  Ragazzo’s seat has been vacant since 2018.

The owner of the Clinton Holiday Inn, Chhabra owned gas station and mini-marts and served on the Enable Board of Trustees.  He is a former director of the Edison Chamber of Commerce.

If Chhabra is confirmed by the Senate, there will still be vacancy on the five-member commission.

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