Governor-elect picks Corzine adviser to head transition

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(AP Photo/Julio Cortez) New Jersey gubernatorial nominee Phil Murphy reacts as balloons drop during his election night victory party at the Asbury Park Convention Hall, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Asbury Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) New Jersey gubernatorial nominee Phil Murphy reacts as balloons drop during his election night victory party at the Asbury Park Convention Hall, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Asbury Park, N.J.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's next governor has picked an adviser to former Gov. John Corzine to head his transition.

Gov.-elect Phil Murphy on Tuesday named healthcare executive Jose Lozano as executive director. The 37-year-old is chief of staff at Hackensack Meridian Health.

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The Democrat says Lozano has the experience so his administration can "hit the ground running" when he takes office on Jan. 16.

Lozano was a policy adviser before Corzine was elected governor in 2005 and served as the Democrat's director of operations. He also worked in Homeland Security and Environmental Protection under President Barack Obama's administration.

Murphy, like Corzine, was a former executive at the Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs.

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