Lisa Jackson's post-EPA plans

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
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A conservative leader in New Jersey is weighing in on news reports involving the future whereabouts of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.

Jackson, Lisa (EPA)Lisa Jackson submitted her resignation last Thursday and plans to leave the Environmental Protection Agency following President Obama's State of the Union address later this month.

Immediately after the news broke, reported the speculation that Jackson might return to New Jersey, where she once ran the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and run for governor.

Rob Eichmann, editor of Conservative New Jersey (CNJ) and elected member of the Republican State Committee, says, "That is a very interesting piece of speculation."

Eichmann, Rob (CNJ)"She has never run for anything. She has conducted herself professionally her entire professional career as an authoritative bureaucrat who doesn't appear to think that rules, regulations and laws apply to her," Eichmann continues.

On December 18, more than a week ahead of Jackson's resignation, The Washington Post reported that Jackson might become the next president of New Jersey-based Princeton University. The CNJ editor calls that "troubling."

"That's a more natural position for her than running for governor, but the thought of [Princeton] becoming further to the left certainly is troubling," he submits.

If Jackson should seek statewide office in New Jersey, she would face off against state Senator Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex), the only declared Democrat in the race. Meanwhile, Republican Governor Chris Christie is seeking reelection.

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