BettyLou DeCroce easily defeated attorney Larry Casha during a GOP county committee meeting in Mountain Lakes on Wednesday night.
The proposed cuts could begin in January 2013 and be phased in over three years. The governor says the new rates will make New Jersey more competitive and lift the burden on small businesses.
The Republican lawmaker died at the statehouse in Trenton following a marathon session Monday night.
Bill Holland of the New Jersey Working Families Alliance will lead a rally outsider Assemblyman Alex DeCroce’s office in Whippany Wednesday.
Christie said remarks by Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce “ill-advised.” DeCroce told business leaders this week that a resident collecting $550 a week in unemployment benefits has little incentive to look for work.
Democratic leaders who demanded that the top Assembly Republican apologize may have gotten more than they asked for.