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Sarlo, Lagana back Juliano for Horizon post

Murphy nominates Bergen Democratic chairman to replace Brown

By David Wildstein, June 11 2020 9:23 pm

Two Bergen County senators – Paul Sarlo (D-Wood-Ridge) and Joseph Lagana (D-Paramus) — are strongly supporting Gov. Phil Murphy’s nomination of Paul Juliano to a seat on the Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Board of Directors.

“We commend the governor in his appointment of Paul Juliano,” Sarlo and Lagana told the New Jersey Globe. “He’s spent most of his life in public service and he’ll be a great asset to the Horizon board.”

Murphy filed the nomination of Juliano, the Bergen County Democratic Chairman, on Thursday.

He is slated to replace Michele Brown, who served as a top aide to Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

“We look forward to the Senate confirming him,” Sarlo and Lagana said.

They said Juliano would be a strong advocate for controlling the cost of health care.

Christie nominated Brown to the $76,000-a-year part-time post in 2017 and has been lobbying to keep to keep her in the post.

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