Gulshan Chabra, a Watchung businessman and philanthropist who raised about $ 50,000 last year for the re-election campaign of Gov. Phil Murphy, is set to become the New Jersey Lottery Commission.
Murphy nominated Chabra on Monday to replace Frank W. Rogatzo, the former executive director of the Mercer County Parks Commission, who has served as the lottery commissioner since 2009. Rogazzo’s place has been vacant since 2018.
The owner of the Clinton Holiday Inn, Chabra owned a gas station and mini-markets and was a member of the Enable Board of Trustees. He is a former director of the Edison Chamber of Commerce.
If Chabra is confirmed by the Senate, the five-member commission will still have a vacancy.