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Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown). Photo by Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe.

Kim supports Pierre-Louis nomination to N.J. Supreme Court

Fellow Burlington resident calls nomination ‘an important step forward towards a State Supreme Court that is more reflective of the incredible diversity of our state’

By David Wildstein, June 06 2020 4:16 pm

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.

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