TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s first lieutenant governor is being asked to perform another job in the new administration.
Gov.-elect Chris Christie on Wednesday nominated his No. 2 to also serve as secretary of state.
Kim Guadagno is Christie’s second Cabinet appointment in two days. On Tuesday, he nominated Essex County Prosecutor Paula Dow to be the next attorney general.
Guadagno will earn $141,000 in the Cabinet post. She will not take a salary as lieutenant governor.
As secretary of state, she’ll oversee the Division of Elections, plus arts, cultural programs and tourism.
Guadagno is currently the Monmouth County sheriff. She becomes New Jersey’s first lieutenant governor on Jan. 19.
Dow’s appointment requires Senate confirmation. Guadagno’s does not.