New Bucks County DA Announced

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There’s a new top-cop in Bucks County.

Matt Weintraub is officially named Bucks County interim-district attorney, replacing David Heckler who retired earlier this month.

“Just a culmination of so many years of effort, it’s a dream come true.”

The 47-year-old Weintraub served as chief of prosecution under Heckler.

He’s a graduate of William Tennent High School, Ursinus College and Temple Law School. He’s has spent his career as a prosecutor starting in the Bucks County DA’s office in 1993 with stops in Lehigh County and Cape May County.

Michelle Henry will stay on as first assistant district attorney. Henry became acting-DA in 2008 when then-district attorney Diane Gibbons was elected to the bench:

“She’s been just invaluable during this transition, it’s like having a partner and one that’s been there before.”

Weintraub will finish out Heckler’s term runs which runs through January, 2018. He says he plans to run for a full, four-year term next November

When he got word the judges has selected him, Weintraub sent a 4-word email to his staff, saying simply, “I got the job!”

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