Gov. Phil Murphy announced June 13 that Justin Braz, deputy chief of staff for legislative affairs, will serve as the New Jersey Department of Transportation assistant commissioner for transportation policy and chief of staff.
Braz, who begins his new role at NJDOT in July, is charged with furthering the department’s mission of providing a world-class transportation system that enhances the quality of life for New Jersey residents while stimulating development and economic growth.
“From the first days of my administration, Justin has served our state with a deep sense of purpose and drive to move New Jersey forward,” said Murphy. “Justin’s strong relationships with the Legislature and our union partners, coupled with his unmistakable tenacity helped advanced hundreds of pieces of vital legislation to my desk. I am confident that as assistant commission [sic] and chief of staff, Justin will use his talents and extensive knowledge of state government to oversee critical infrastructure projects to secure New Jersey’s transportation future.”
“Justin will serve as a tremendous asset to NJDOT,” said NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. “His commitment to public service and to bettering the lives of New Jerseyans will continue to benefit our state as he takes on this new role. I look forward to working with him as we continue to enhance and revitalize New Jersey’s transportation system.”
“Serving the people of New Jersey as deputy chief of staff to Gov. Murphy has been an incredible honor,” said Braz. “I am extremely grateful and proud to have played a part in the progress we have made as an Administration to build a stronger, fairer state and to better the lives of every New Jerseyan. I look forward to continuing this important work at the Department of Transportation and thank the Governor and Commissioner for their trust.”