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.READ MORE: Clear Water On The Jersey Shore Dazzling Visitors
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.READ MORE: No Mask Mandate In NYC Though De Blasio 'Strongly Recommends' Wearing Them
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.MORE NEWS: Exclusive: Victim Of Queens Mass Shooting Speaks Out, 'I Just Thought I Was Going To Die'
Bruck will serve as the state’s acting attorney general until Murphy’s term ends in January.