A former New Jersey Assistant U.S. Attorney was sworn in today as Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s attorney general, The Star-Ledger reported.
Attorney General Paula Dow, who spent most of her career as a federal prosecutor, was confirmed by the state Senate yesterday. Dow said today that she will work hard to fight violent crime and corruption in New Jersey, according to the newspaper.
“Justice will ring out from these corridors and these halls to every corner of the state of New Jersey,” Dow said, according to The Star-Ledger.
Christie commended Dow, a Democrat, for her talent and intellect during the investiture ceremony.
“She has the ability, the courage and the willingness to speak truth to power,” Christie said, according to the Star Ledger.
Dow previously worked for Christie in the New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s office from 1994 to 2003, serving as counsel to the U.S. Attorney and working in the special prosecutions and the criminal divisions. She also served in the Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney’s Office from 1987 to 1994 and worked for the oil company Exxon for seven years.