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Jeffrey Chiesa Biography
Jeffrey Chiesa (Jeffrey Scott Chiesa) is an American Lawyer and politician born on 22nd June 1965 in Somerville, New Jersey, United States. He served as the United States Senator from New Jersey from June 10, 2013 to October 31, 2013.
He is a member of the Republican Party who previously served as the 59th Attorney General of New Jersey from January 10, 2012 to July 6, 2013.
Jeffrey Chiesa Age
Jeffrey Chiesa was born on June 22, 1965 (he is 53 years old as of 2018)
Jeffrey Chiesa Salary
Jeffrey Chiesa makes a salary of $400 per hour.
Jeffrey Chiesa Net worth
Jeffrey Chiesa has an estimated net worth of $5 million.Jeffrey Chiesa Photo
Jeffrey Chiesa Family
Jeffrey Chiesa was raised from a very poor background, his father was a chemical plant worker who died from sever disease. She ended up being raised by his mother who is a public teacher.
Jeffrey Chiesa Wife
Jeffrey Chiesa married Jenny Sullivan. The couples were blessed with two children Hannah Chiesa (daughter) and Al Chiesa (son)
Jeffrey Chiesa Education
Jeffrey Chiesa attended Bound Brook High School. In 1987, she later joined the University of Notre Dame where he got his degree in bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. He joined a J.D from Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America in 1990. In 1988, he joined Cranford law firm of Dughi, Hewit & Palatucci (now known as Dughi & Hewit).
Jeffrey Chiesa Attorney’s Office
Jeffrey Chiesa is followed up to her office in the United States Attorney to the District of New Jersey. He led a high number of office’s to a high profile of public corruption cases, including the one against former State Senate President John A. Lynch, Jr. He served as Counsel to the U.S. Attorney, Chief of the Public Protection Unit, and Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney. He left in 2009 to become a partner in the firm of Wolff & Samson.
Jeffrey Chiesa Chief Counsel
In 2009 Jeffrey Chiesa was elected Governor of New Jersey, Chiesa headed his transition team. Christie named Chiesa his chief counsel. In June 2010, Christie sent chiesa to speak to Republican Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll, to persuade him to drop his opposition to the budget because it cut proportionally more aid to suburban schools than to urban ones.
Jeffrey Chiesa Attorney General
On December 12, 2011 Jeffrey Chiesa was nominated Chiesa to succeed Paula Dow as Attorney General of New Jersey. He was sworn in as Dow’s successor on January 10, 2012. He supported mandatory drug rehab treatment for non-violent drug offenders and holding violent defendants without bail. In January 2012, he proposed a comprehensive program to crack down on prescription drug abuse addictions and overdoses. In February 2012, he helped to deliver $837.7 million to distressed homeowners of New Jersey from a settlement with major banks. The state had 10.6% of homeowners who are 90 or more days delinquent on their mortgage, the third-highest percentage in the nation at the time
In April 2012, he announced the arrest of three men accused of theft at several Home Depot stores across five states: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and New York. They were “under-ringing” their purchases at self-checkout machines and were charged with more than 500 illegal transactions totaling more than $100,000. In the same month, he announced the arrests of 27 people in a major child pornography incident, that required the involvement of more than 100 law enforcement officers for “Operation Watchdog”. He also filed a lawsuit against John Kot and Gabriel R. DaSilva of leading home improvement companies for defrauding people and breaking several laws.
In June 2013, Governor Chris Christie appointed Mr. Chiesa to serve in the United States Senate following the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg. During his time in the Senate, He served on the U.S. Senate committees on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, Commerce, Science and Transportation and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. While on the Homeland Security Committee, He worked to improve information sharing among federal agencies following the bombing at the Boston Marathon and continued his work to combat and raise awareness of human trafficking. He was also a cast important votes on cabinet and judicial nominees, immigration and the nation’s debt ceiling.
At the time of his appointment to the United States Senate, He was serving as New Jersey’s 59th Attorney General. Governor Christie nominated He was to be New Jersey’s Attorney General in December 2011, and the New Jersey Senate unanimously confirmed him in January 2012. As Attorney General, He was New Jersey’s chief law enforcement officer and had primary regulatory responsibility for the state’s casino, gaming and alcohol beverage industries. Additionally, He served as the state’s chief legal advisor and had statewide responsibility for the enforcement of the state’s consumer protection laws.
His achievements as Attorney General included leading the state’s public safety efforts following Superstorm Sandy, bringing significant corruption and gang prosecutions, combating human trafficking, creating safeguards to address prescription drug abuse, and helping to lead Governor Christie’s efforts to strengthen New Jersey’s criminal laws to protect its most vulnerable citizens. Before serving as Attorney General, Mr. Chiesa served as Governor Christie’s Chief Counsel. As Chief Counsel, Mr. Chiesa was responsible for leading the Governor’s legislative initiatives, supervising gubernatorial appointments and managing all of New Jersey’s authorities. Prior to serving as Chief Counsel, Mr. Chiesa served as the Executive Director of Governor Christie’s transition team.
Prior to joining Governor Christie’s cabinet, Mr. Chiesa was a member of the firm practicing in the litigation department. Before joining the firm, he served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of New Jersey from 2002-2009, last serving as the Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney. He also served as Counsel to the U.S. Attorney and as chief of the Public Protection Unit. He was involved in managing all aspects of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including the management of the Criminal, Civil, Appeals and Special Prosecutions Divisions. Before holding these leadership positions at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, He served as an Assistant U.S.
Attorney in the Special Prosecutions Division. In this role, Mr. Chiesa prosecuted a number of significant public corruption cases against state and local officials, including former New Jersey Senate President John Lynch. Before joining the Special Prosecutions Division, He served in the Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted a number of significant white collar fraud cases, including a multi million-dollar Medicaid fraud case. Before serving at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, He was in a private practice primarily focused on the litigation of health, hospital and physician related matters.
Jeffrey Chiesa Senator
On June 6, 2013, Governor Chris Christie announced to appoint him as a resident of Branchburg, New Jersey, to succeed recently deceased United States Senator Frank Lautenberg. He announced to seek for 2013 special election, in the news confrence he said “I’m a conservative Republican, generally speaking.” In regard to immigration reform, he stated, “I think the first thing we have to do is make sure the borders are secure.” His vote was seen as crucial passing to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. John McCain joked that “I’m going to subject him to intense interrogation I may waterboard the guy.
Or maybe tell him that he’s either going to support this legislation or hire someone to start his car in the morning.” He ultimately voted for the bill, which prompted conservative commentator Ann Coulter to proclaim that Christie was “dead to me” for appointing Chiesa to the Senate. In July 2013, he signed the Mike Lee letter which called for an amendment to the continuing resolution that would defund the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. He opposed Democratic attempts to reinsert funding for the Affordable Care Act
He used his time in the Senate to draw the attention to issue the bill of human trafficking, according to The Washington Post, his party was voted with 84% at that time. He left the Senate on October 31, 2013 when Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who won the special election, was sworn in. After 129 days he recorded his time as the fourth and shortest of 65 to the U.S. Senators who have been serveing in New Jersey’s history. He ruled out the possibility of running for the seat in the regularly scheduled 2014 election, but said he would consider running for office in the future.
Jeffrey Chiesa Resigning
Jeffrey Chiesa resigned to the Attorney General on June 6, 2013, and Executive Assistant Attorney General John Jay Hoffman became acting Attorney General. Chiesa was sworn into the Senate on June 10, 2013, by Vice President Joe Biden. Chiesa was the first Republican senator to represent New Jersey since 1982 when then-Governor Thomas Kean appointed Nicholas F. Brady to the Senate in order to fill a vacancy.
Jeffrey Chiesa Committee assignments
- Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance
- Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
- Committee on Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Jeffrey Chiesa Atlantic City
He was appointed by Christie to oversee the state takeover of Atlantic City in 2016. His private firm is billing the state.