South Jersey's Mueller nominated to SDA board

Patricia Mueller, a veteran political operative and political director for the New Jersey Council of Carpenters, has been nominated to join the School Development Authority's board of directors.

Mueller, who ran President Obama's New Jersey campaign last year, was nominated Monday by Gov. Corzine. She must be confirmed by the Senate to join the SDA, which oversees school construction funded by a recent $3.9 billion borrowing bill.

Mueller grew and lives in Haddonfield, according to Corzine's office (in the summer she was in Merchantville). Her father, Bart, was the mayor of Oaklyn and later director of the South Jersey Transportation Authority.

Mueller has worked on campaigns for Corzine, former Gov. Jim McGreevey and Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez.

We profiled her this summer when she was named to lead the Obama campaign.

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