Gov. Phil Murphy’s nomination of Fabiana Pierre-Louis as the first black woman on the New Jersey support has the support of Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown).
“Fabiana’s nomination is an important step forward towards a State Supreme Court that is more reflective of the incredible diversity of our state,” Kim told the New Jersey Globe. “I’m proud to have a leader from Burlington county nominated to serve and look forward to seeing her in this capacity.”
Kim, whose congressional district includes Pierre-Louis’ hometown of Mount Laurel, became the first Asian-American to represent New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives when he unseated two-term incumbent Tom MacArthur (R-Toms River) in 2018.
Pierre-Louis will fill the seat of retiring Associate Justice Walter Timpone, if she wins confirmation by the State Senate.
Her confirmation would also give South Jersey a third seat on the seven-member state Supreme Court.
Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair), who worked with Pierre-Louis when they were both Assistant U.S. Attorneys, endorsed her nomination on Saturday.