Gov. Christie nominates prosecutors for Somerset, Hunterdon

TRENTON - (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hasnominated a municipal prosecutor and a former deputy state attorneygeneral to be prosecutors for Somerset and Hunterdon counties.

Christie on Monday tapped Geoffrey Soriano for the SomersetCounty position. Soriano is municipal prosecutor in Branchburg andhas a law practice in Somerville.

He would replace interim Prosecutor A. Peter DeMarco. WayneForrest, who held the position for more than 12 years, retired inMay.

Anthony Kearns III would take over in Hunterdon County frominterim Prosecutor Dermot O'Grady. J. Patrick Barnes, who wasprosecutor for seven years, resigned in May.

Kearns is a partner in a Clinton law firm.

Both nominations require approval by the state bar associationand state Senate.

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