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Platkin started out volunteering for Booker, now gets senator’s support for attorney general

Kim praises Murphy AG pick

By David Wildstein, February 03 2022 5:26 pm

Matt Platkin’s nomination as the next Attorney General of New Jersey won him gushing praise from one of his mentors, U.S. Senator Cory Booker.

“Anyone that has worked with Matt can attest to his integrity, his great intelligence, and his passion for justice,” Booker said.

Platkin volunteered on the policy team of Booker’s 2013 race for the United States Senate and later took a leave of absence from his post as Gov. Phil Murphy’s chief counsel to work briefly for Booker in January 2020.

“Matt was a key part of my team during the first impeachment trial of President Trump, a role in which he provided critical counsel and advice to myself and my team while we were undertaking one of the most serious and solemn responsibilities of the United States Senate,” Booker said.  “Governor Murphy has made a great choice, and I congratulate Matt on his nomination.”

Reps. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown) and Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) also praised Platkin.

“I’ve seen his dedication and leadership first hand as we worked together before to strengthen our home state,” the South Jersey Democratic congressman said.  “I’m glad to see him stepping up to the plate again to serve our state and look forward to his confirmation.

Sherrill also signaled support for Platkin, a resident of her hometown of Montclair.

“Matt will bring significant public service and legal experience to this office,” said Sherrill, a former federal prosecutor.

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