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John Currie’s new part-time job: $92K at Passaic County welfare board
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John Currie’s new part-time job: $92K at Passaic County welfare board

Democratic Party chairman John Currie has landed a part-time job with the Passaic County Board of Social Services that pays him $92,000 a year to help get the word out to the public about welfare benefits. “I’m doing a job.
I’m entitled to do have a job, and I’m doing a good job.”
The new job comes with no set hours, and it significantly boosts Currie’s public salary at a time when he’s nearing retirement, which will jack up his pension.
Currie has served on the county board of elections for 21 years, but at a miniscule salary, currently $22,000 a year.
(Photo: Mitsu Yasukawa, Mitsu Yasukawa/ Staff Photograph) Depending on how long Currie stays on the job, the salary bump could increase his pension significantly.
Not surprisingly, Currie had the support of both Democratic freeholders who sit on the Board of Social Services, Assad Akhter and Bruce James.
“I’ve known John Currie for a long time,” said Peter Murphy, the Republican leader from Totowa.
Traier was recently appointed to the Passaic County Board of Elections and serves with Currie.
“People are really cynical about government,” Traier said.