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Interview with Tom Shea

Tom Shea was Governor Corzine’s first chief of staff from January 2006 – August 2007, during which time he helped to negotiate the administration’s first two budgets and worked with the governor to promote criminal justice reform, the abolition of the death penalty in the state, and a state financial restructuring plan, among other policy priorities.  Prior to this role, Shea also served as chief of staff during Corzine’s term in the U.S. Senate. He also has significant federal government experience. Before joining Corzine’s 2000 U.S. Senate race, Shea held several positions in the administration of President Bill Clinton, including special assistant to the president; director of communications and spokesman at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations; special assistant to the White House deputy chief of staff for policy and political affairs; and press attache at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France.

Shea is currently a Partner with Confluence Partners and a Senior Advisor with New Partners, a Washington, DC-based political and corporate consulting firm.


Interview on July 12, 2019Transcript available here (pdf)