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Kaufman Zita Group hires ex-Assembly budget director

By David Wildstein, April 06 2021 10:57 am

Christopher Hughes, a former Assembly Republican budget director, has joined one of the state’s top lobbying firms.

Hughes has joined the Kaufman Zita Group as a new vice president.

Prior to joining the lobbying firm, Hughes worked in government relations for Virtua Health.  He is a former chief of staff to the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance.

“Christopher is widely recognized throughout the State of New Jersey and across the political spectrum as a trustworthy and knowledgeable professional,” said Trish Zita, a KZG principal.  “We believe his experience in managing and directing complex issues, as well as his extensive knowledge of the inner-workings of state government will be an invaluable resource to our clients.”

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