Ex-state official Alvarez to testify at legislative panel

By – Associated Press – Tuesday, March 12, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – A former state government official accused of sexual assault by another state worker is set to testify before a New Jersey legislative committee.

is scheduled to appear before the joint legislative oversight committee Tuesday.

Until October, served as the chief of staff of the Schools Development Authority.

He resigned when a newspaper published Katie Brennan’s account that he sexually assaulted her while they both worked to get Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy elected in 2017.

has denied wrongdoing. Two county prosecutors declined to bring criminal charges.

He is expected to discuss only the administration’s hiring practices during the hearing.

A key unanswered question after months of legislative hearings is who hired at the schools authority.

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