Christina Zuk is a results-driven, well-connected, and highly respected government affairs professional with expertise in regulatory and legislative policy, politics, and issue advocacy. With almost two decades of experience serving in leadership roles in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, Ms. Zuk provides strategic guidance and government affairs services to a wide range of clients across numerous industries.

Prior to joining Princeton Public Affairs Group in 2015, Ms. Zuk served as the Director of Legislative and Political Affairs for JNESO, a labor union representing more than 5,000 health care workers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 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.

Ms. Zuk previously worked in the New Jersey State Senate, serving as Chief of Staff to the Budget & Appropriations Committee Chair and later to the Senate Majority Leader where she began to hone her policy and political skills. She later served as the Political Director on the 2013 Democratic statewide gubernatorial campaign. Prior to that, Ms. Zuk worked in a number of government and campaign roles at the county and local levels across New Jersey.

Currently, Ms. Zuk serves as the 2nd Vice President of the Board of Trustees for 180 Turning Lives Around, a nonprofit organization serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Monmouth County as well as on the Board of PAM’s List, an organization supporting women running for office in New Jersey.

Ms. Zuk served as a member of the Budget Committee on Governor Murphy’s 2017 Transition Team, and as the Co-Chair of the 2018 Transition Team for Long Branch Mayor John Pallone. She served as a member of the Long Branch Planning Board from 2018-2023 and as Executive Vice President of the New Jersey Young Democrats from 2015-2019.

Christina received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University with a double major in 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 of Public Affairs and Politics from Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

Ms. Zuk is regularly recognized as an influential operative in New Jersey business and politics, including on “ROI Influencers: Women in Business” list, InsiderNJ’s “Power List”, “30 Under 30” list, “100 Insider Policymakers”, “100 Millennials List”, and Senator Loretta Weinberg’s “Women’s Power List”. She was recognized by EmergeNJ at their “Build the Bench” reception, honoring women who have helped build the bench for Democratic women running for office, and by the Reed Autism Foundation with their “Changemaker Award.”

Born and raised in Bayonne, NJ, Ms. Zuk now resides in Long Branch, NJ with her husband, daughter and toy poodle.