A Murphy administration official who worked on Gov. Phil Murphy’s transition staff has joined Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg’s committee to probe toxic workplace environments in New Jersey politics and government.
Rosa Farias, the deputy executive director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, will become the 14th member of the panel named by Weinberg. She also becomes the fourth woman who worked for Murphy to serve.
Frias was the director of urban policy for the New Jersey State Senate for three years before joining the Murphy staff. She served as deputy chief of staff to Newark mayor Cory Booker for six months in 2007 and 2008.
Others joining Weinberg on the committee: Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver; veteran lobbyist Jeannine LaRue; political consultant Julie Roginsky; Patricia Teffenhart, executive director of the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault; lobbyist Sonia Delgado; former assemblywoman Lisa Randall (R-Westwood), former Murphy campaign and administration staffer Elizabeth Coulter; lobbyist Sabeen Masih; New Jersey AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Laurel Brennan; AFSCME NJ Council 63 international vice president Debbie Parks, and Franklin councilwoman Crystal Pruitt.