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Wildstein Operated Behind-the-Scenes Before Bridge Affair

Three decades before David Wildstein orchestrated the traffic jam now threatening New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s political future, his career as an elected official reached its peak.

Wildstein won a four-year term on the Livingston Township Council in 1984 and served a year as mayor. After that, he never sought office again, instead spending much of the rest of his career behind the scenes.