HAMILTON, NJ --  Building upon his team of local government officials, Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin announced on Wednesday his choices for four key leadership positions that had been vacant.    The Department of Law now will be led by new director Elissa Grodd Schragger, Esq. with Jennifer M. Eugene, Esq.serving as assistant municipal attorney.    In addition, Mark Murranko has been chosen as deputy business administrator and Kate Bradley is serving as deputy chief of staff.  

“It is clear from their professional backgrounds that each individual in this new administration have an uncompromising devotion to public service,” said Martin.  “Hamilton Township residents will be in trustworthy hands, and I am thrilled that Elissa, Jennifer, Mark and Kate have accepted the offer to join us.”

Grodd Schragger is a seasoned attorney and litigator with broad experience in municipal, civil and criminal matters. Most recently, she served as an associate at Mason, Griffin, Pierson, P.C. where she focused on litigation, local government, and land use law. Grodd Schragger is barred in the US District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the states of New Jersey and Florida where she earned her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.

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“I would like to thank Mayor Martin for this tremendous opportunity to serve the residents of Hamilton Township. Both Jennifer and I are eager to bring our experience to assist this Administration and the Township with its legal matters," said Grodd Schragger. 

Hamilton resident Eugene will utilize her experience as an assistant prosecutor for Mercer County in the Internet Crimes Against Children and Special Victim’s Units to carry out the duties of assistant municipal attorney. She earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and is barred in New Jersey, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the United State Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Murranko, who also is a resident of Hamilton, will serve as deputy business administrator after more than 30 years at the New Jersey State Police where he retired with the rank of Major.  For more than a decade, he served in various leadership roles within the law enforcement agency, including serving as the commanding officer to the Administrative Section. In that role, he provided oversight of administrative functions related to maintaining the daily operational needs of 4,500 employees. Murranko earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice and Human Services from Thomas Edison State College before receiving a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University Law School.

“I am honored to be a part of Mayor Martin’s administration,” says Murranko. “I thank the Mayor for the opportunity to serve and look forward to working with the team he has put together to make a positive difference for the residents of Hamilton.”

Finally, the new deputy chief of staff Bradley previously balanced the legislative agenda and constituent casework in her role as legislative director to Assemblyman Dan Benson.  The life-long Hamiltonian is a graduate of Rider University.

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