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Nina Wells

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Nina Mitchell Wells was the Democratic Secretary of State of New Jersey from 2006 until 2010. She was appointed to the office by Governor Jon Corzine in January 2006. Wells, as Secretary of State, served a set four-year term, concurrent to that of the state's governor.


  • Juris Doctorate degree, Suffolk University Law School (1976)

Professional experience

Prior to her appointment as Secretary of State, Wells served as Vice President of Public Affairs for Schering-Plough Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, in addition to her role as President of the Schering-Plough Foundation, a nonprofit membership corporation established in 1955, dedicated to working with communities to help them realize their full potential and enhance their quality of life through health, education, and community initiatives. She was also assistant dean at the Rutgers School of Law in Newark. Wells' foray into politics before 2006 included roles as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Newarks Law Department and Division of Rate Counsel for the Department of the Public Advocate.


Nina Well currently resides in Livingston, New Jersey with her husband, renowned criminal defense lawyer Ted Wells, and their two children - Teresa and Phillip.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Regena Thomas
New Jersey Secretary of State
Succeeded by
Kim Guadagno