Christie says treasurer, health commissioner, banking and insurance commissioner are leaving

Associated Press

Gov. Chris Christie has announced the departure of three Cabinet officials.

Christie said in a statement Monday that Treasurer Andrew-Sidamon-Eristoff, Health Commissioner Mary O'Dowd and Banking and Insurance Commissioner Ken Kobylowski will be leaving his administration over the next few weeks.

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Christie also said he will nominate Acting Human Services Commissioner Elizabeth Connolly to head the department.

Sidamon-Eristoff has served as treasurer since 2010 and helped develop the 2011 pension overhaul.

Deputy Treasurer Robert A. Romano will become acting treasurer.

O'Dowd was confirmed in 2011. Director of Policy and Strategic Planning Cathleen Bennett will become acting commissioner.

Kobylowski began serving as commissioner in 2012. Christie will nominate Richard J. Badolato to succeed him.


This story has been corrected to show the incoming acting health commissioner is Cathleen Bennett, not Catherine.