Gov. Phil Murphy’s decision to nominate Fabiana Pierre-Louis as the first black woman to serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court has won plaudits from a longtime friend, State Sen. Troy Singleton (D-Delran).
“She is a New Jersey story of perseverance and talent,” Singleton said. “She is an exemplary person and will make a fantastic Supreme Court Justice.
Pierre-Louis will replace Walter Timpone, who reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70 on November 10.
Singleton said that he would support Pierre-Louis’s nomination in the Senate. As a senator from Burlington County – Pierre-Louis lives in Mount Laurel, in Singleton’s district – he said he would sign of on her nomination to advance to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Singleton serves on that committee.
“This is historic,” Singleton said. “I am more than thrilled, especially in the conditions we find our country in today.”