Christie announces Middlesex County prosecutor nomination

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie today announced his intention to nominate Andrew C. Carey, a federal prosecutor in New Jersey and assistant district attorney in New York, to become the next Middlesex County Prosecutor.

Carey would replace Bruce J. Kaplan, the Middlesex County Prosecutor who was appointed in 2002 by Gov. James McGreevey and reappointed to a second five-year term by Gov. Jon Corzine in 2008. 

The governor’s office said that Kaplan’s term expired on Jan. 14, 2013, and he remains in a holdover position. The nomination of Carey will be formally made by Governor Christie before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s next scheduled meeting.

Carey, of New Providence, is relocating his family to Middlesex County, Christie’s office said.

He is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Newark, where he serves as chief of the narcotics unit and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. 

Previously, Carey served in various capacities as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York District Attorney’s Office.  

Christie announces Middlesex County prosecutor nomination