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Nick Mammano joins Mercury

Joe Lagana’s longtime chief of staff joins Soliman, Butler, Barlas at top N.J. firm

By David Wildstein, January 05 2022 12:01 am

A Bergen County political insider is joining one of New Jersey’s most influential public affairs firms.

Mercury announced today that Nicholas M. Mammano, who has been chief of staff to State Sen. Joseph Lagana (D-Paramus) since 2014, has joined their team as senior vice president.

The move reunites Mammano with Michael Soliman, who heads Mercury’s New Jersey office.

“When Nick and I worked together on Senator Menendez’s 2012 campaign, I saw first-hand his talent and work ethic,” said Soliman, who leads the New Jersey office.  “Nick’s knowledge of local and state politics and government will be an invaluable asset to our clients.”

Mammano, a 32-year-old Fanwood resident, teamed up with Lagana in 2013.  Mammano was the deputy executive director of the Bergen County Democratic Organization and Lagana was a Paramus councilman seeking an open seat in the New Jersey State Assembly in the 38th district.

Lagana won that race by 443 votes.

“Nick’s political instincts and ability to bring people together allowed him to help spearhead a number of legislative successes that are making a real difference in people’s lives,” Lagana stated.  “He is leaving big shoes to fill, and I wish him all of the luck in the world.”

Mammano worked for Morford Drulis Associates and Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo (D-Hamilton) after his graduation from Rutgers University

“Nick brings a decade of experience in Bergen County and New Jersey politics, and we are thrilled to have him join the Mercury team,” said Mercury partner Mo Butler.

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