NJEA joined advocates across New Jersey today in lauding the selection of Tahesha Way to serve as lieutenant governor alongside Gov. Phil Murphy. Way, who was already serving in the Murphy administration as secretary of state, was sworn in today to serve as New Jersey’s third lieutenant governor. She succeeds the late Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, who passed away earlier this summer.
NJEA’s officers, President Sean M. Spiller, Vice President Steve Beatty and Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson, congratulated Way and commended Murphy for her selection to the post.
“We are pleased that Gov. Murphy has chosen an experienced, talented public servant to fill this important role. We are confident that Lt. Gov. Way will serve with distinction, honoring the legacy of her predecessor while building a strong record of her own in this new role. We trust that she will be a valuable partner to Gov. Murphy as he continues his efforts to make New Jersey a stronger, fairer and more successful state for all of us who call it our home.
“We particularly look forward to partnering with Lt. Gov. Way on the priorities that matter most to students, families and educators. We believe that she will continue to be an advocate for justice and equity and will stand with Gov. Murphy in his effort to keep New Jersey’s public schools the very best in the nation. And, as an organization made up predominantly of women, we are particularly encouraged by her history of advocacy for women.
“We join many others across New Jersey in thanking Gov. Murphy for his wise choice and in wishing Lt. Gov. Way great success in her now role. We stand ready to support her, Gov. Murphy and the entire Murphy administration in this time of transition.”