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WALL TOWNSHIP — Former assemblyman and Wall Township resident, David Rible, was sworn in as Director of Alcoholic Beverage Control [ABC] by Judge Patrick DeAlmeida on Monday. Mr. Rible resigned from his Assembly seat as of 11 a.m. on Monday, July 17, according to a statement from his Chief of Staff, Ryan Sharpe. “I am honored to be asked by Governor Christie to serve in this important position,” a statement from Mr. Rible reads. “The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control plays a vital role in overseeing the alcoholic beverage industry in our state and being asked to serve as Director of this organization is humbling. I thank the Governor for the trust he has placed in me and I am eager to embark on this next chapter in my career.” Mr. Rible originally accepted the nomination made by Gov. Chris Christie on Friday, June 16. As director, Mr. Rible will “supervise the manufacture, distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages in such a manner as to fulfill the public policy and legislative purpose of the Alcoholic Beverage Control law,” according to the department’s website.