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William Polistina, Peter Elco Among Governor's Appointments

Polistina was reappointed to the Atlantic County Board of Taxation.

William Polistina, Peter Elco Among Governor's Appointments

William Polistina has been nominated for reappointment to the Atlantic County Board of Taxation, Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday evening, Jan. 28.

Polistina was first appointed to the board for three years under then-Governor Jim Florio, and returned to the board in 2002, when he was appointed by then-Governor Jim McGreevey. He has been Board President for three years.

Polistina has been an attorney in Atlantic City for over 30 years, and specializes in criminal, traffic and drug offenses. He served as Galloway Township's Public Defender from 1998-2003, and is a graduate of Atlantic City High School.

Polistina's second cousin is former Assemblyman Vince Polistina, although William Polistina is a Democrat, while Vince Polistina is a Republican.

Vince Polistina was recently designated as Galloway’s Engineer, replacing Kevin Dixon, who served in that position since the early part of last decade.

Gregory Sykora, of Somers Point, was nominated for appointment to the board for the first time.

Additionally, former Absecon Mayor Peter Elco was nominated to the South Jersey Transportation Authority, Christie announced. Elco, a former English teacher at Holy Spirit High School, was the mayor of Absecon from 1989-2012.

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