The New Jersey state Senate Jan. 16 confirmed Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal as the new state attorney general, with the Indian American Sikh becoming the first Sikh state attorney general in the nation. The state Senate unanimously voted to confirm Grewal to the post in a 29-0 vote, just hours after Murphy was sworn into the gubernatorial seat. As attorney general, Grewal, a 44-year-old Democrat, will enforce environmental and consumer protection laws, represent the state in legal disputes, and lead any of Murphy`s legal efforts to challenge policies from the Trump administration. Grewal said he would alert the governor and legislature to any "potential pitfalls" in their strategy but ultimately would represent the state`s position. If the legislature passes a law and the governor signs it, it`s my job to make sure it`s done in the most efficient manner possible. Grewal is a former assistant U.S. attorney in New Jersey, serving in the criminal division, and he served as a prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York.