AASHTO Journal, 19 September 2014
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday announced that he had appointed Jamie Fox to serve as the New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner. Fox, who previously served as transportation commissioner for several months in 2002, replaces James Simpson, who resigned in June.
“I am proud to name Jamie Fox as our state’s next Transportation Commissioner, bringing his extensive experience in our state’s transportation matters and a long, distinguished career of public service back to the people of New Jersey,” said Gov. Christie in a statement.
NJ.com reported that Fox thanked Christie for giving him the opportunity to return to “the best job I ever had in my life.”
Fox was appointed transportation commissioner by Gov. James McGreevey in February 2002 and later was named Governor’s chief of staff in November of 2002. He also has served as Chairman of the Board of NJ Transit and Deputy Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He also served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Bob Torricelli. He currently serves on the NJ Local Finance Board, a position he has held since 2004.