NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - Democrat Phil Murphy rode a wave of anti-Republican, anti-Chris Christie sentiment to a strong victory on Election Day in New Jersey.
Murphy defeated Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno 55 percent to 42 percent. Now as governor-elect, he has a lot of his plate.
The Garden State's credit rating has been downgraded several times, residents pay some of the highest property taxes in the nation, and the state's economic growth is sluggish.
So how will he do it all? Murphy came to Good Day New York to answer hard questions about marijuana legalization, property taxes, the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez, staff appointments, public education, the Bridgegate scandal, football and other sports,
Murphy was an executive for Goldman Sachs, served as U.S. ambassador to Germany under President Obama, and was finance chairman for the Democratic National Committee under Howard Dean.
Inauguration Day is January 16, 2018, in Trenton.
On behalf of my family and campaign team, thank you for all you’ve done for this campaign. —PM pic.twitter.com/3Z9Qpb1qjN— Phil Murphy (@PhilMurphyNJ) November 8, 2017