Bilik continues to fumble on residency
What is it this week? Is it Virginia or New Jersey? Marie Bilik can't seem to make up her mind.
In January, Sussex GOP Chair Ailish Hambel repeated what Bilik told her (Herald, 01/05/15): "Bilik works in Alexandria, Va., as chief operating officer of the National School Boards Association, but maintains a residence in Green."
Sometimes Marie Bilik claims to live in New Jersey and to make a 4 1/2 hour commute each way to her job as a Washington, DC based lobbyist. But then there are these stories:
"Bilik said she will retire from the national association this year and return home full time."
The Easton Express-Times
January 11, 2015
"She said she stays in Virginia during the work week and returns home to Green Township in Sussex County."
The Hackettstown Warren Reporter
January 16, 2015
"While Bilik works in Alexandria, Va., as chief operating officer of the National School Boards Association -- she maintains a residence in Green -- she said she had arranged to work from home throughout May in order to focus more closely on her campaign."
March 29, 2015
“I do work for a firm in Alexandria, Virginia. I commute. It is 250 miles and I travel extensively, but my family is here and I'm home almost every weekend.”
May 13, 2015
We get it. Marie Bilik considers Sussex County her home. We undersatnd that. But it is one thing to consider a place your "home" and to actually live there.