It's a small world , after all

At Chris Christie’s town meeting in Roxbury Thursday, those questioning the governor were not asked for their names. So when a young man questioned the governor about policies of the local Roxbury Board of Education, Christie had no idea of his name. It was Chris Laureys.

Back in another universe, Christie tangled politically with the questioner’s mother, Cecelia Laureys of Netcong.  In fact, Cecelia once sued him for defammation regarding Christie’s 1994 freeholder campaign. That suit was settled out of court and later, Laureys made it back to the freeholder board when Christie was defeated in 1997. Time marches on; today, they love each other – in the figurative sense, that is.

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About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

3 Responses to It's a small world , after all

  1. Tea Party voter says:

    If my memory is not shot, during the primary, Chris Lauareys was not too kind to the governor, letters to the editor, etc.

  2. I think you are confusing him with another member of the family. We got many a critical letter about Christie from, I think, Tom Laureys, who was a Lonegan supporter.

  3. Ted says:

    They were from Tom.

    At one time I worked with him and when I mentioned that to Cecelia. she lovingly said “Oh, you know my Tommy”. He must be in his 40’s but no matter how old he gets he’ll still be Tommy to his mom.

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