TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has named an acting attorney general.

He tapped the state’s first assistant attorney general, Andrew Bruck.

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The 38-year-old will replace Gurbir Grewal, who announced Tuesday he’s stepping down to join the Biden administration.

Bruck is a New Jersey native and a graduate of Princeton University and Stanford Law School.

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Murphy says his appointment is historic.

“Andrew will become the first Attorney General in New Jersey history to come from the LGBTQ+ community. This reflects our continuing commitment to ensuring that our state government reflects the rich diversity of our residents and fellow New Jerseyans,” the governor said.

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Bruck will serve as the state’s acting attorney general until Murphy’s term ends in January.

CBSNewYork Team