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Choice of Tahesha Way as lieutenant governor praised as ‘perfect pick’

Way is one of the longest-serving cabinet members in Murphy administration



Tahesha Way, who was sworn in as New’s Jersey’s lieutenant governor on Friday, fills the vacancy left by the death last month of Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver. Way, who will also continue in the post of secretary of state, is one of the longest-serving cabinet members in the Murphy administration.


“It’s really the perfect pick because not only does she make so many Black folks proud from the historical piece of this but she will, without a doubt, represent everyone,” said Charles Boyer, founding director of Salvation and Social Justice. “That’s really what it’s all about, that people who have been historically marginalized can see themselves very much well represented and, at the same time, someone who is a steady hand and a love for everyone, regardless of race.”


“During her time as secretary of state, Tahesha has set a new and high standard for defending democracy,” Gov. Phil Murphy said, “not only in New Jersey but across the nation.”


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