Christina Zuk is an experienced government affairs professional with an expertise in legislative policy, politics, and issue advocacy. She recently served as a member of the Budget Committee on Governor Murphy’s Transition Team.
Immediately prior to joining PPAG–Princeton Public Affairs Group, Ms. Zuk served as the Director of Legislative and Political Affairs for JNESO, a labor union representing health care workers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. At JNESO, Ms. Zuk oversaw the advancement of every legislative initiative of the 5,000-member union. As the organization’s chief lobbyist, Ms. Zuk built coalitions among stakeholders, developed advocacy strategies, and led the lobbying, legislative, and advocacy efforts on behalf of members in both states.
In 2013, Ms. Zuk served as Political Director for Barbara Buono’s campaign for Governor where she oversaw outreach to and coordination with national and local interest groups, statewide and local elected officials, grassroots supporters, and other organizations in support of the Democratic gubernatorial candidate.
Ms. Zuk also worked in New Jersey’s 18th District State Senate office, where she developed a passion for legislative politics and fiscal policy. After serving as Legislative Director for the then-Senate Budget Committee Chair, she was promoted to Chief of Staff where she oversaw legislative affairs and worked in coordination with elected officials, constituents, and advocacy groups to advance a wide array of crucial initiatives.
She received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers College in both Planning & Public Policy and Political Science, was an Eagleton Undergraduate Associate at the Eagleton Institute for Politics, and a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. Ms. Zuk also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs and Politics from Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
In 2015, she was named to the PolitickerNJ.com Annual “30 Under 30” list of the top young political operatives in the state. She was recently named to the 2018 Insider NJ 100 Millennials List and was honored by EmergeNJ. She currently serves as the Executive Vice President of the New Jersey Young Democrats and on the Board of PAM’s List.
Born and raised in Bayonne, NJ, Ms. Zuk now resides in Long Branch, NJ, where she enjoys kickboxing and photography.