New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine last week announced his nomination of current deputy state treasurer David Rousseau as the state’s next treasurer, replacing former Treasurer Bradley Abelow, who now serves as the governor’s chief of staff.

In addition to his role as deputy treasurer, Rousseau is the senior advisor to the governor for budget and fiscal policy and helps draft the yearly state budget. Before joining the treasury department, Rousseau was senior policy advisor to Senate President Richard Codey, and oversaw the Office of Management and Budget as well as participating in various treasury division operations. Rousseau has a bachelor’s degree from Temple University and holds an MBA from Rider University.

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