Gov. Murphy names 1st Assistant Attorney General Andrew Bruck as Grewal replacement

Gov. Phil Murphy has tapped a current assistant attorney general who once worked for the U.S. Justice Department as New Jersey’s acting attorney general starting next month.

News 12 Staff

Jun 30, 2021, 9:32 PM

Updated 1,019 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy has tapped a current assistant attorney general who once worked for the U.S. Justice Department as New Jersey’s acting attorney general starting next month.
Murphy said Wednesday that First Assistant Attorney General Andrew Bruck will fill the role now held by Attorney General Gurbir Grewal on an acting basis beginning in July.
Grewal is stepping down to become the head of the enforcement division at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
“Andrew’s wealth of experience will serve him well in this role and his historic appointment reflects our continuing commitment to ensuring that our state government reflects the rich diversity of our people,” Murphy said in a statement.
Bruck is a New Jersey native who grew up in Montclair and Mendham. He will be the first LGBTQ person to serve as the state’s attorney general.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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