Deputy Chiefs of Staff for both Christie and Walker used taxpayer resources for inappropriate purposes.
Deputy Chief Of Staff Kelly Rindfleisch Was Convicted Of Misconduct In Office For Doing Campaign Work. According to the Associated Press, “Six former aides and associates of Walker were convicted as a result of the investigation on a variety of charges. His deputy chief of staff, Kelly Rindfleisch, was convicted of misconduct in office, a felony, for doing campaign work for Republican lieutenant governor candidate Brett Davis.” [Associated Press, 2/21/14]
Christie’s Deputy Chief Of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly Told Port Authority Officials It Was “Time For Some Traffic Problems In Fort Lee.” According to the Record, “Governor Christie’s deputy chief of staff told one of his top Port Authority executives that it was ‘time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee’ several weeks before controversial lane closures took place at the George Washington Bridge, according to sources. Bridget Anne Kelly, one of three deputies on Christie’s senior staff, wrote in an email to David Wildstein, a top Christie executive at the Port Authority, on Aug. 13, about three weeks before the closures, according to the sources.” [Record, 1/8/14]
- Kelly Had Served As Christie’s Deputy Chief Of Staff Since April 2013. According to the Record, “Kelly, a Ramsey resident and one of Christie’s three deputy chiefs of staff, is in charge of legislative and intergovernmental affairs, a role she was named to by Christie in April 2013. Prior to that, she was in charge of outreach efforts to elected officials at all levels of government.” [Record, 1/8/14]