The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding two nominations to the Passaic County Sewerage Commission until candidates for two elections posts are finalized.
Gov. Phil Murphy has nominated former deputy state attorney general Shona Mack-Pollack, a Democrat, to replace Republican Sherine El-Abd as Passaic County Superintendent of Elections.
The deputy superintendent post is expected to go to former Republican Assemblyman Ronald Fava, but some of the paperwork on his nomination was not completed in time to consider him at today’s Judiciary Committee meeting.
The nominations of Passaic mayor Hector Lora and Totowa councilman Brendan Murphy to the PVSC are being held so that the Senate can consider the confirmations as a package.
Gov. Murphy has already withdrawn the nomination of Paterson councilwoman Ruby Cotton to the authority and replaced him with Brendan Murphy, the son of Passaic County GOP chairman Peter Murphy.
Fava was elected to the State Assembly in 1975 in the Paterson-based 35th district, but lost re-election in 1977 to Democrat John Girgenti. He served as Passaic County Prosecutor and then as acting sheriff before narrowly losing to Democrat Jerry Speziale in 2001. He was defeated in his bid for county clerk in November 2018.