Harold L. Hodes

Harold Hodes, a senior partner at Public Strategies Impact, served as chief of staff to former Governor Brendan Byrne and has remained a force in Trenton for more than 30 years. Hodes serves as a commissioner on the New Jersey Turnpike Board and is a lifetime member of the board of trustees of Monmouth University. Hodes is active in state and national Democratic politics and has advised both presidential and gubernatorial campaigns.

Prior to making the transition to Governor Brendan Byrne’s office, Hodes served as executive assistant to former Newark Mayor Ken Gibson. As the Governor’s chief of staff, he coordinated all legislative and executive agency activities for the Byrne administration. Hodes holds a BA in political science from Monmouth University and has pursued graduate work at New York University. As a visiting professor at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, he co-taught an undergraduate political campaigning course with Roger Bodman for twenty years.


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