TRENTON – NJ Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday nominated Ventnor Solicitor William Reynolds to serve as Atlantic County Prosecutor. Reynolds will become Acting Prosecutor on Monday, June 6. His nomination is subject to confirmation by the Senate.
Also nominated were Jennifer Webb-McRae to continue as prosecutor in Cumberland County and LaChia Bradshaw as Burlington County Prosecutor.
“Today, I am proud to nominate LaChia Bradshaw, William Reynolds, and Jennifer Webb-McRae to serve as county prosecutors,” Murphy said. “Their years of experience and commitment to public service will serve them well as they take on these critical roles. I look forward to working with LaChia, William, and Jennifer as they fulfill the mission of seeking justice for the people of New Jersey.
“Their nominations today reflect Gov. Murphy’s sustained efforts to ensure that leadership at all levels of law enforcement reflect the diversity and richness of different experiences that are the hallmarks of our state,” Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin said. “I would like to thank Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill for their tireless service to the residents of those counties and their work in seeking justice for the people of New Jersey.”
“I am most grateful to Gov. Murphy for the trust and confidence he has placed in me,” Reynolds said. “I am humbled by the incredible opportunity and the countywide bipartisan support throughout the nomination process. I will work tirelessly to protect the citizens of Atlantic County and to do justice for all. I cannot wait to go to work.”
Reynolds currently serves as solicitor in Ventnor, and as prosecutor in several Atlantic County municipalities. He was appointed solicitor in Ventnor in January after Solicitor Tim Maguire left the post to become head judge of the Atlantic County Central Municipal Court.
Reynolds also practices as a dispute resolution professional for Forthright, a global provider of process design, automation and management solutions, which is contracted by the state to administer no fault insurance personal injury protection arbitrations under the state’s Automobile Insurance Cost Reduction Act. Previously, Reynolds served as the Arbitration Administrator and Presumptive Mediation Coordinator for the Atlantic County Law Division. He also worked in private practice. Reynolds received his BA from Rutgers University and earned his JD from Rutgers Camden School of Law. He lives in Brigantine.
NJ Sen. Vince Polistina (R-2) called him the “right pick for the job,” and said “he will bring dignity and honor” to the office.
“Since joining the Senate, one of my primary focuses has been finding the best possible candidate to serve as prosecutor of Atlantic County,” Polistina said in a release. “The governor’s nominee is well regarded, respected by officials on both sides of the political aisle, and committed to protecting local residents and ensuring safe neighborhoods.”