Christie Makes Nominations For Two Key Posts

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -
Richard Mroz (L) and Jamie Fox listen Thursday as Gov. Chris Christie announces their appointments. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Richard Mroz (L) and Jamie Fox listen Thursday as Gov. Chris Christie announces their appointments. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday nominated a Democrat to run the state’s transportation department and an old friend to oversee regulation of utilities.

Jamie Fox, a top aide to former Sen. Robert Torricelli and former Gov. Jim McGreevey (both Democrats) was named transportation commissioner. Christie also nominated Rick Mroz, a friend since college, to be the president of the state Board of Public Utilities which regulates the state’s utilities.