Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae Named to Historic 3rd Term


Photo of Jennifer Webb-McRae courtesy of Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office.

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BRIDGETON — On Wednesday, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae made history as she was sworn in for a third term in the role.

Webb-McRae, a Vineland native, was sworn in by Cumberland County Superior Court Judge Demetrica Todd. The first African American and first female to ever serve as Cumberland County prosecutor, she has now served under her third New Jersey governor — a rarity in the state. She has also served on both Democratic and Republican governors.

She was first appointed in 2010 by Gov. Jon Corzine and then reappointed in 2017 by Gov. Chris Christie. This time, Gov. Phil Murphy reappointed her. In another history-making turn, she is the first full-time county prosecutor to serve more than one term in Cumberland County.

“It has been my professional life’s privilege to shape what justice looks like in Cumberland County.” Webb-McRae said in a statement released by the prosecutor’s office. “I am lucky to work with some of the most passionate and competent people at the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office. It makes me excited to go to work each and every day to serve my community.

“I’m humbled to be able to advocate on behalf of victims and to reimagine what public safety can look like in my community. Thank you to Governor Murphy for giving me the opportunity to continue this very important work.”

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