Charles Richman (commissioner)

Charles Richman was the commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs from 2015 until January 2018, when he was succeeded by Sheila Oliver, who was appointed by the Governor to head the department in her role as Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey. Richman also served as the acting commissioner of the department during three New Jersey gubernatorial administrations.

Charles Richman
Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
In office
2015 – January 16, 2018
Acting
Preceded byRich Constable
Succeeded bySheila Oliver
In office
July 23, 2009 – February 2012
Preceded byJoseph Doria
Succeeded byRich Constable
In office
June 2005 – January 2006
Preceded bySusan Bass Levin
Succeeded bySusan Bass Levin
Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
In office
February 2012 – January 16, 2018
Personal details
ResidenceFreehold Township, New Jersey
EducationAmerican University

Richman has held positions in multiple state agencies in New Jersey during his career. In 1977, he was Acting Administrator of the State Energy Office.[1] He was Assistant Commissioner of Energy in 1979.[2]

Richman is a career DCA employee and was first appointed deputy commissioner in early 2005 by Commissioner Susan Bass Levin. When Levin resigned in June 2005 to become operations director for the campaign of Gov. Jon Corzine, Governor Codey appointed Richman, a resident of Freehold Township, as DCA's acting commissioner.[3] Richman served as acting commissioner until January 2006, when Governor Corzine reappointed Levin as commissioner.[4]

In February 2012, Commissioner Rich Constable named Richman deputy commissioner. Upon Constable's resignation in 2015, Richman was named acting commissioner.[5]

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  1. ^ Fried, Joseph P. (June 12, 1977). "Carter Plan Would Reportedly Slow Rise in Home Energy Costs". The New York Times. p. 57.
  2. ^ "Refiners Criticized". The New York Times. June 24, 1979.
  3. ^ Staff. "Freehold Twp. resident to lead state department", Tri-Town News, July 14, 2005. Accessed October 27, 2016. "FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — A township resident has been named by acting Gov. Richard J. Codey to head up the state Department of Community Affairs (DCA). On July 8, Codey announced the appointment of Charles A. Richman as acting commissioner of the DCA."
  4. ^ http://www.app.com/story/news/local/monmouth-county/sandy-recovery/2015/03/23/sandy-constable-resigns/70346912/
  5. ^ Zimmer, Russ. "Director of NJ's Sandy recovery to step down", Asbury Park Press, March 23, 2015. Accessed January 23, 2018. "Richard Constable III, who has been directing the state's bumpy recovery from superstorm Sandy, is stepping down from his post as commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs at the end of the month, the Governor's Office announced Monday.... Charles A. Richman, of Freehold, will become acting DCA commissioner — a role he has filled twice in the past — and Christie intends to nominate him for the job, which requires state senate approval, according to the Governor's Office."

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Preceded by
Susan Bass Levin
Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
June 2005 – January 2006
Succeeded by
Susan Bass Levin
Preceded by
Joseph Doria
Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
July 2009 – February 2010
Succeeded by
Lori Grifa
Preceded by
Rich Constable
Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
July 2009 – January 2018
Succeeded by
Sheila Oliver