TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will soon have a new governor on a temporary basis.
State Senate President Steve Sweeney will become acting governor on Sunday, when Gov. Chris Christie and his family head to Florida for a Disney World vacation.READ MORE: Delta Variant Intensifies Urgency To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19, Health Experts Say
The Democrat will remain in the post until the Republican governor returns on Thursday. He vowed not to “create any mischief” while in power.READ MORE: 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' Returns In Front Of A Live Audience Monday Night
Sweeney gets the job because Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno will also be out of town this coming week, and the senate president is next in the line of succession.
Sweeney previously served as acting governor in January, while former Gov. Jon Corzine was on vacation and just days before Christie was sworn in.MORE NEWS: See It: NYPD Says Teenager Targeted For His Shoes By 2 Suspects Inside Bronx Bodega
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