Gov. Phil Murphy to swear in Craig Guy as 5th Hudson County executive on Jan. 4th


Gov. Phil Murphy (D) will swear in Craig Guy as the fifth Hudson County executive on January 4th at the Hudson County School of Technology’s Earl W. Byrd Center.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I am honored to have Gov. Phil Murphy swear me in, as he has been a tremendous partner in providing services to the residents of Hudson County. I am also delighted that so many of our county prep students are involved in our ceremony,” Guy said in a statement.

“I am humbled to be serving the residents of Hudson County, and promise that my administration will be laser focused on providing even more opportunities through which our residents may thrive.”

The ceremony early on in the new year will start at 5:45 p.m. and the fact that Murphy is swearing in Guy, the chief of staff to outgoing County Executive Tom DeGise, is not surprising to regular political observers.

Murphy joined the Hudson County Democratic Organization in backing Guy eight months before the primary, which he won by a roughly 3-1 margin, with the governor then reiterating his support at another fundraiser in April.

While Guy was unopposed in the November 7th general election, Murphy made it a priority to join him and others at a campaign rally in Jersey City.

The HCDO has subsequently endorsed his wife, First Lady Tammy Murphy, for U.S. Senate, a move that raised some eyebrows since U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), who is facing federal corruption charges that include acting as a foreign agent to Egypt, is a Hudson County native.

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