JERSEY CITY --Former Jersey City Mayor Bret Schundler, who is Gov. Chris Christie's choice to be the state's new education commissioner, moved closer to assuming the post after the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday voted 11-0 in favor of sending his nomination to the full Senate for a vote.
Schundler was grilled Monday afternoon in his second interview with the committee on issues ranging from whether his religious beliefs will impact his job as commissioner to his support of charter schools. Despite the 11-0 vote, the committee voted to send his nomination to the full Senate, but without an endorsement in support for Schundler, which is rare for the Judiciary Committee.
The Senate could vote on his confirmation next week.
In an interview Monday night Schundler said in an interview that he was "confident" that he will be confirmed. - RK