Former Court of Appeals Judge Philip Karchman, Democratic Speaker Leroy Jones Jr. and Essex County Republican Chairman Al Barlas, along with Representative Christopher H. Smith (R-Manchester) will join presenter David Wildstein at the New Jersey Globe Power Hour on New Jersey 77 WABC on Saturday, February 26 at 4 p.m.
The innkeeper was appointed by the court as a member of the New Jersey Distribution Commission, which crossed 40 state legislatures. Jones was chairman of the Democrats and Barlas was chairman of the Republicans.
Smith, a top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will talk about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. First elected to Congress in 1980, Smith is serving his 21st term and is the longest-serving congressman in New Jersey history. From 1985 he worked in the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Chief Justice Stuart Rabner named Karhman the 11th member of the Legislative Committee to redevelop the district last fall. He served as Mercer County Attorney for more than four years before becoming a Supreme Court judge in 1986. He later served as a judge of the Court of Appeal and acting administrative director of the courts until his retirement in 2012.
Jones became chairman of the Democratic State in 2021. He is also the chairman of the Essex County Democratic Party. Jones served as the freeholder of Essex County and was a Member of Parliament for four terms.
Barlas has been chairman of the Essex Republican Party for nearly a decade. He has served as Chief of Staff to Senator Kevin O’Toole and is a senior vice president of Mercury, the world’s public relations firm.
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