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Tahesha Way
34th "Secretary of State of New Jersey
Assumed office
January 16, 2018
Acting: January 16, 2018 – February 26, 2018
Governor "Phil Murphy
Preceded by "Kim Guadagno
Personal details
Political party "Democratic
Spouse(s) "Charles Way
Education "Brown University ("BA)
"University of Virginia, Charlottesville ("JD)

Tahesha Way is an "American "Democratic Party "politician, New Jersey’s 34th Secretary of State, and a former member of the "Board of Chosen Freeholders as Freeholder Director in "Passaic County, New Jersey, "United States.


Way grew up in "The Bronx.[1] She earned two degrees: one in English and American literature from "Brown University, and the other in law from the "University of Virginia at Charlottesville. She worked as a law clerk, a television producer for "Court TV, and a literature professor at "Fairleigh Dickinson University before her current position. She also worked as an attorney with a "Totowa law firm.[2]

Way was admitted to the state bar in 1998.[3] Way was defeated along with running mates Evangeline Gomez and Domenick Stampone in the 2009 election, where the Republicans gained three seats that were previously held by Democrats.

In December 2017, "Governor-elect "Phil Murphy selected Way as the next "Secretary of State of New Jersey.[4] She was sworn in as New Jersey’s 34th Secretary of State on February 26, 2018.[5]

She lives in "Wayne with her husband, former New York Giants running back "Charles Way, and three children.[6]


  1. ^ Garden State Woman
  2. ^ New Jersey Highlands Council
  3. ^ Official website for Passaic County, New Jersey
  4. ^ http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/12/meet_phil_murphys_pick_to_be_njs_next_secretary_of.html
  5. ^ Official website for New Jersey Department of State
  6. ^ Official website for Passaic County, New Jersey


Political offices
Preceded by
"Kim Guadagno
"Secretary of State of New Jersey
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