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Seth Hahn. (Photo: Seth Hahn via Facebook).

Coughlin formally taps Hahn for top Assembly staff post

By David Wildstein, December 07 2021 4:15 pm

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced the appointment of Seth Hahn as the new executive director of the Assembly Majority Office to replace Anthony J. (Skip) Cimino, who yesterday announced his retirement on Monday.

The New Jersey Globe first reported Hahn’s hiring on Monday.

“Seth’s experience fighting for middle-class values as an advocate will bring an invaluable perspective to our legislative agenda,” Coughlin said.

Hahn has been the deputy executive director since October 2020, working for Cimino.

“Watching Skip lead this office has been an invaluable experience,” said Hahn.  “His steady hand throughout the pandemic has been a great service to the state and to the legislature. I will miss his everyday counsel, both personally and professionally.”

A former top political lieutenant of progressive labor leader Hetty Rosenstein, Hahn left the CWA in the fall of 2019 to join NJ United, a non-profit formed to promote Coughlin’s agenda.

Hahn has worked for the Communications Workers of America for ten years and is the New Jersey Legislative and Political Director.  He’s also served as treasurer of the powerful CWA PAC.

He joins the Assembly staff with longtime progressive bonafides as a board member of the New Jersey Working Families Alliance and New Jersey Citizen Action.  He was a Bernie Sanders delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

After graduating Princeton University in 2004, the Highland Park resident was a field organizer for Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle’s re-election campaign in South Dakota.  He was the national field director for the National Association of Letter Carriers before joining the CWA in 2009.

“I have worked closely with Speaker Coughlin and the members of the Assembly over the past year and have gained a profound respect for the institution and the work done by the members and staff,” Hahn stated. “I look forward to working with our caucus and staff to make New Jersey a better and more affordable place to live, work, and raise a family.”

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