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State Sen. Robert W. Singer. (Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Republican senator Bob Singer backs Platkin nomination

Senate Deputy Minority Leader: ‘Platkin is a terrific choice for New Jersey’s next Attorney General’

By David Wildstein, February 03 2022 12:12 pm

New Jersey Attorney General-designate Matt Platkin has won support from a second Republican state senator, with Robert Singer (R-Lakewood) announcing that the will likely vote to confirm him if his nomination reaches the Senate floor.

“I applaud Governor (Phil) Murphy for this nomination,” Singer said.  “Matt Platkin is a terrific choice for New Jersey’s next Attorney General.”

Singer is the senior Republican in the New Jersey Senate – he won a 1993 special election after State Sen. John Dimon died in office – and serves on the Senate leadership team as the deputy minority leader and ranking member of the Senate Health Committee.

“Matt is an extremely talented attorney with years of public service experience,” Singer said.  “In the past we have cooperated on issues that affect my legislative district, and I am looking forward to working with him as he begins the important business of the Attorney General’s Office.”

Last year, Singer was the first senator of their party to publicly support Murphy’s nomination of Rachel Wainer Apter to serve as an associate justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

State Sen. Jon Bramnick (R-Westfield) said on Wednesday night that he expects to support Platkin’s nomination.  Bramnick has a seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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