With term to expire this month, Robert Bianchi's style, accomplishments praised by colleagues.
As Hurricane Irene ripped through Morris County last August, Administrator John Bonanni said there was one sight he'll always remember. In the middle of the intense management of the storm response, with dozens of officials on the scene at the county’s emergency management center in the middle of the night, Prosecutor Robert Bianchi announced he needed a cup of coffee and said he’d find an open doughnut shop to make a coffee run for everyone. Later that morning, Bonanni said Bianchi and prosecutor’s office Capt. Jeff Paul found a propane grill and fixed Taylor ham and eggs for the emergency staff. “Here was the chief law enforcement official in the county fixing coffee for everyone,” Bonanni said. That was a measure of the down-to-earth …
Governor wants Fredric Knapp to succeed Robert Bianchi, whose term ends this month.
Friday, June 8, 2012
A Florham Park attorney was nominated by the governor Thursday to succeed Robert A. Bianchi as Morris County Prosecutor. Gov. Chris Christie nominated Fredric Knapp, a special counsel to Morris County, member of the Randolph Township Republican Committee and a partner in the Florham Park firm of Knapp, Trimboli & Prusinowski, to replace Bianchi. The state Senate will now decide whether to confirm Knapp to succeed Bianchi, a Democrat whose term ends on June 22 after being appointed in 2007 by Gov. Jon Corzine. "I am happy for Fred. I personally know the exhilaration of being appointed to such a wonderful position in government," Bianchi said in a prepared statement. "He is a nice man and I will do everything needed to ensure an orderly …