NEWARK, NJ – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez today announced he has appointed Frank Schultz as his Deputy State Director.  Frank, a life-long New Jersey native, has served as a member of the Senator’s Barrington, NJ office for more than seven years, performing a full range of duties.  Schultz replaces Karin Elkis, who recently left the federal government after 30 years. “When it came time to replace Karin Elkis, who has served as my eyes and ears in Southern New Jersey, I knew immediately that Frank was the right person to fill the job,” said Sen. Menendez.  “I have the utmost confidence that Frank will continue to ensure that the voices of all New Jerseyans are heard in Washington."

From Camden to Cape May, as Deputy State Director, Frank will manage the Senator's Southern New Jersey state office.  Because of the diversity of Southern New Jersey, the office routinely handles issues ranging from urban renewal to agriculture to tourism and coastal management. "In my seven years of working for Senator Menendez, it's always been clear that he is a true champion for our state", said Schultz. "I thank him for his trust in me and look forward to helping him continue to stand up for New Jersey."

Frank is a graduate of Rowan University and Rutgers School of Law - Camden. He and his wife, Kimberly, reside in Washington Township, Gloucester County.