The wife of Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis will get the $107,242-a-year job as Deputy Hudson County Clerk, replacing the sister of Davis’ opponent in the May mayoral election.
Jamie Davis, a former police dispatcher in Jersey City and Bayonne, will start next year. She succeeds Diane Ashe Liming, who was not reappointed after her sister, Sharon Ashe Nadrowski, challenged Davis’ bid for a third term.
As city council president, Nadrowski had been a strong critic of the Davis administration. She ran against Davis in the non-partisan municipal election and won 42.6% of the vote, just 93 votes short of forcing the incumbent mayor into a runoff election.
Davis was facing questions from party leaders on Tuesday about Assemblyman William Sampson IV (D-Bayonne), who lost his crane operator’s license after the Waterfront Commission of New York and New Jersey determined that he hadn’t been showing up for work. Sampson was Davis’ pick for the Assembly seat last year. Hudson Democrats dropped party support for Assembly Majority Whip Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D-Bayonne) in order to accommodate Davis.