Rose Farias, currently the deputy executive director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), will join the Senate leadership team of Senate President Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden) as senior policy advisor.
“I know that we will make use of [Farias’s] wealth of experience, her skills and her commitment to public service to help craft policies that will advance the Senate’s agenda at a critical time,” Scutari said in a statement. “She will also help facilitate a greater understanding and support of our priorities among stakeholders, organizations and individuals who are engaged with the work of the legislature.”
According to a press release, Farias “will be working closely with Senate leadership to create the policy platform for the Senate. She will be critical in the analysis of policy issues and make recommendations to the Senate President.” The release also noted that Farias will be the first Latina to hold the role.
Farias has worked at the CRDA, which directs state spending on projects in Atlantic City and around the state, since 2019.
“The commitment that the CRDA has made over the last two years is unprecedented and today we can begin to see the significant return on investment that was made to the Atlantic City community,” she said of her time at the agency. “It has been my career honor to have worked for the great people of the City of Atlantic City.”
This story was updated at 12:01 p.m. to reflect the fact that while Farias is joining the Senate leadership team, the Senate has not announced her hiring, and again at 4:44 p.m. with a statement from Senate President Scutari.