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Government Novice to Take Over New Jersey Casino Authority
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey As reported by the Press of Atlantic
City: "Gov. James E. McGreevey selected a government outsider Thursday
to take control of a state development agency torn by political strife
in recent months and intense competition for its millions of dollars in
"Cape May County Republican Curtis Bashaw, a real estate developer
and political novice, will join the Casino Reinvestment Development
Authority as its new executive director when the agency’s 15-member
board of directors formally approves his nomination Feb. 24.
"Bashaw’s appointment completes McGreevey’s takeover of the CRDA
following a political power struggle last fall pitting the governor
against state Sen. William L. Gormley, the Atlantic County Republican
who dominated the authority for years.
Although he lacks government experience, Bashaw is close to Cape
May County’s Republican powerbrokers.
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