Former Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith, also a retired city police captain and ex-public safety director, is poised to be hired for a six-figure job at the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, sources told Hudson County View.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
According to sources who spoke under the condition of anonymity since they were not authorized to speak on the matter, Smith has had discussions to become the confidential aide to Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari.
While that could potentially change, Smith is expected to take some sort of an administrative position within the HCSO.
Smith, who lost the mayor’s seat to Jimmy Davis in the June 2014 runoff election, retired from the Bayonne Police Department in July 2010 and receives an annual pension of $107,683.20, according to public records.
Late last year, Smith told HCV that he was considering rematching Davis, but he never ended up filing petitions to win back his seat.
Instead, Davis will be squaring off with Jason O’Donnell, a former Assemblyman and city public safety director under Smith. Dr. Mitchell Brown, a long shot independent candidate, is also on the ballot for the May 8th contest.
Smith did not return a call seeking comment this morning.