Hudson County Exec-elect Guy names Port Authority’s Jenny Davis as chief of staff


Hudson County Executive-elect Craig Guy his named Jenny Davis, who just left her role as the chief of intergovernmental affairs for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, as his chief of staff – the first woman to serve in that post.

Jenny Davis and Hudson County Executive-elect Craig Guy after he won his uncontested race on Tuesday. Instagram photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“There is no one better prepared to step into this critical role than Jenny Davis. I have known Jenny and admired her work in New Jersey politics for years. I’m certain that Jenny will thrive in this new role and utilize her passion, skills, and many working relationships with elected officials and community leaders to help me effectively manage county government,” Guy said in a statement.

“I’ve always believed strongly in the importance of elevating women into critical leadership positions in politics and government, and this historic appointment of Jenny Davis as the first female Chief of Staff in Hudson County history is a reflection of that value.”

Prior to role at the Port Authority, which she left on Thursday, she worked as the chief operating officer of the Phil Murphy for Governor 2017 campaign, a former deputy executive director of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, a former chief of staff to Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell.

Davis has been appointed to the New Jersey-Israel Commission and serves on multiple boards, including NJ Shares, the Union County Improvement Authority, and the Union County Workforce Development Board.

“Craig Guy has dedicated his life to serving Hudson County, and he is committed to making progress on the issues that I have fought for throughout my career: protecting women’s right to choose, making our neighborhoods safer, helping working families thrive, and much more,” Davis added.

“I both admire and share the commitment to public service that has defined Craig’s life. It is an honor, truly, to come back to Hudson County and I look forward to helping Craig increase opportunities for all residents.”

She will also serve as the executive director of Guy’s Transition Team.

Guy will serve as Hudson County’s fifth county exec when the calendar turns to 2024, winning an uncontested race last week after winning the primary by about a 3-1 margin.

He is currently the chief of staff to outgoing County Executive Tom DeGise.

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