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Codey, Sarlo Announce Advance Hearing On Dow Nomination To Expedite Confirmation

TRENTON – Senate President Richard J. Codey and Senate Judiciary Chairman Paul A. Sarlo today announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Paula Dow for State Attorney General in advance of her formal nomination by Governor-elect Chris Christie. The advance hearing, scheduled for January 6, will enable the Senate to expedite her nomination so that she can assume office as quickly as possible after the transition takes place.

“I’ve discussed this approach with the incoming Judiciary Chairman and our intention is to hold a hearing to thoroughly vet Paula Dow’s nomination before the current legislative session ends,” said Sen. Sarlo (D-Bergen, Essex, Passaic). “With the vetting process completed, the Judiciary Committee can reconvene simply to vote after her nomination is formally submitted by Governor Christie. This will help expedite the process so that this important post is filled as quickly as possible.”

“Given the weighty responsibilities held by the Attorney General, this is a post that deserves our immediate attention,” said Sen. Codey (D-Essex). “I appreciate Senator Sarlo’s willingness to tackle this matter quickly so that we can ensure a seamless transition in order to protect the public’s safety and guard their best interests.”

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