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Biden swears in Jeffrey Chiesa to the Senate
Biden swears in Jeffrey Chiesa to the Senate
Published: 2013/06/10
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Jeffrey Chiesa to fill N.J. seat in Senate
Jeffrey Chiesa to fill N.J. seat in Senate
Published: 2013/06/07
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Chiesa Impressed with Atlantic City Law Enforcement
Chiesa Impressed with Atlantic City Law Enforcement
Published: 2012/03/29
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Lonegan Gets Endorsed by Rep. Chris Smith and Sen. Jeff Chiesa
Lonegan Gets Endorsed by Rep. Chris Smith and Sen. Jeff Chiesa
Published: 2013/08/21
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Predicazione del fratello Jeffrey del 13/11/2001. Chiesa Effata
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Senator Chiesa Delivers Maiden Floor Speech in the US Senate
Senator Chiesa Delivers Maiden Floor Speech in the US Senate
Published: 2013/07/23
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Chiesa Says Time As U.S Senator Was An Opportunity
Chiesa Says Time As U.S Senator Was An Opportunity
Published: 2013/11/13
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Governor Christie:  Attorney General Jeff Chiesa Is The Best Person For The Job
Governor Christie: Attorney General Jeff Chiesa Is The Best Person For The Job
Published: 2013/06/06
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Predicazione del Past. Jeffrey del 19/05/2013. Chiesa Effatà-Cagli (PU)
Predicazione del Past. Jeffrey del 19/05/2013. Chiesa Effatà-Cagli (PU)
Published: 2013/05/23
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Beheading Deaths of 2 Christians In New Jersey
Beheading Deaths of 2 Christians In New Jersey
Published: 2013/05/29
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Aaron R. Fichtner | Poonam Aaligh | Jeff Chiesa | Steve Adubato | NJ Capitol Report
Aaron R. Fichtner | Poonam Aaligh | Jeff Chiesa | Steve Adubato | NJ Capitol Report
Published: 2014/05/12
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NJ Attorney General Jeff Chiesa
NJ Attorney General Jeff Chiesa
Published: 2013/01/11
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Biden swears in Jeffrey Chiesa to the Senate
Biden swears in Jeffrey Chiesa to the Senate
Published: 2013/07/14
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Menendez, Chiesa, Booker to Announce $1.46 billion in Sandy Recovery Funding
Menendez, Chiesa, Booker to Announce $1.46 billion in Sandy Recovery Funding
Published: 2013/10/28
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Chiesa Says Senate Appointment was Unconditional
Chiesa Says Senate Appointment was Unconditional
Published: 2013/08/07
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Attorney General Jeff Chiesa for Teen Driver Safety
Attorney General Jeff Chiesa for Teen Driver Safety
Published: 2013/05/06
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AG Presents $958 Million Public Safety Budget
AG Presents $958 Million Public Safety Budget
Published: 2012/04/17
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Predicazione del fratello Jeffrey del 21/04/2013. Chiesa Effata
Predicazione del fratello Jeffrey del 21/04/2013. Chiesa Effata'-Cagli (PU)
Published: 2013/04/21
Channel: chiesaeffata
Operation Blok Buster
Operation Blok Buster
Published: 2013/05/14
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Attorney General Jeff Chiesa Discusses Sports Betting, Child Pornography Sting
Attorney General Jeff Chiesa Discusses Sports Betting, Child Pornography Sting
Published: 2013/03/01
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Christie picks A G  Jeff Chiesa as U S  Senator for 4 months
Christie picks A G Jeff Chiesa as U S Senator for 4 months
Published: 2013/06/06
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Attorney General Jeff Chiesa Named As Interim Successor to Lautenberg
Attorney General Jeff Chiesa Named As Interim Successor to Lautenberg
Published: 2013/06/06
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NJ Senator Jeff Chiesa Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
NJ Senator Jeff Chiesa Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Published: 2014/08/17
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AG Jeff Chiesa - Kids and Alcohol don
AG Jeff Chiesa - Kids and Alcohol don't mix
Published: 2012/04/01
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Christie announces Jeff Chiesa as the replacement for late Sen. Lautenberg
Christie announces Jeff Chiesa as the replacement for late Sen. Lautenberg
Published: 2013/06/07
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Christie announces Chiesa as Lautenberg
Christie announces Chiesa as Lautenberg's successor
Published: 2013/06/06
Channel: CBS News
NJ Today with Mike Schneider: Aug. 7, 2013
NJ Today with Mike Schneider: Aug. 7, 2013
Published: 2013/08/07
Channel: NJTVonline
Senator Menendez Welcomes Newly Sworn-In Senator Chiesa
Senator Menendez Welcomes Newly Sworn-In Senator Chiesa
Published: 2013/06/10
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Grant Jeffrey   Il Rapimento Della Chiesa
Grant Jeffrey Il Rapimento Della Chiesa
Published: 2015/12/12
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Christie Names Lautenberg Replacement
Christie Names Lautenberg Replacement
Published: 2013/06/06
Channel: Associated Press
Senator Chiesa Statement at Boston Marathon Bombing "Lessons Learned" hearing
Senator Chiesa Statement at Boston Marathon Bombing "Lessons Learned" hearing
Published: 2013/07/10
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Fugitive Safe Surrender - AG Chiesa
Fugitive Safe Surrender - AG Chiesa
Published: 2012/03/28
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Attorney General Discusses Kwon Rejection and More
Attorney General Discusses Kwon Rejection and More
Published: 2012/03/28
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Sen. Chiesa on Human Trafficking: "End the Nightmare"
Sen. Chiesa on Human Trafficking: "End the Nightmare"
Published: 2013/09/24
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Chiesa Won
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Published: 2013/08/08
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Attorney General Chiesa Reflects on First Year in Office
Attorney General Chiesa Reflects on First Year in Office
Published: 2013/01/04
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A Very Chiesa Christmas
A Very Chiesa Christmas
Published: 2017/06/20
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Predicazione del Past. Jeffrey del 16/06/2013 - Chiesa Effatà Cagli (PU)
Predicazione del Past. Jeffrey del 16/06/2013 - Chiesa Effatà Cagli (PU)
Published: 2013/06/24
Channel: chiesaeffata
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Stop Sandy Fraud in NJ Radio PSA
Published: 2013/03/18
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Hurricane Sandy, Looting-Prone NJ Towns
Hurricane Sandy, Looting-Prone NJ Towns
Published: 2012/11/02
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Attorney General Seeks to Restore Seizure of Birdsall Assets
Attorney General Seeks to Restore Seizure of Birdsall Assets
Published: 2013/04/03
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Replacing Sen. Frank Lautenberg: Christie Names Temporary Senator
Replacing Sen. Frank Lautenberg: Christie Names Temporary Senator
Published: 2013/06/06
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Essex County Gun Buyback Takes 1,700 Weapons Off the Streets
Essex County Gun Buyback Takes 1,700 Weapons Off the Streets
Published: 2013/02/19
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Rally At Attorney General Chiesa Office In Trenton NJ
Published: 2012/04/13
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Predicazione del fratello Jeffrey del 01/07/2012. Chiesa Effata
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Jeffrey Chiesa
Jeffrey Chiesa, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
United States Senator
from New Jersey
In office
June 10, 2013 – October 31, 2013
Appointed by Chris Christie
Preceded by Frank Lautenberg
Succeeded by Cory Booker
59th Attorney General of New Jersey
In office
January 10, 2012 – June 6, 2013
Governor Chris Christie
Preceded by Paula Dow
Succeeded by John Jay Hoffman (Acting)
Personal details
Born Jeffrey Scott Chiesa
(1965-06-22) June 22, 1965 (age 52)
Somerville, New Jersey, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jenny Sullivan
Alma mater University of Notre Dame
Catholic University of America

Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Chiesa (/ˌkˈzə/; born June 22, 1965) is an American lawyer and politician who served as the Attorney General of New Jersey from 2012 to 2013 and as a U.S. Senator from New Jersey in 2013.

Chiesa was sworn in as Attorney General on January 10, 2012. Prior to that appointment, he served as Chief Counsel to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Christie announced on June 6, 2013 that he would appoint Chiesa to the United States Senate seat that was vacated by the death of Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg.[1] On June 10, 2013, Chiesa was sworn in as a Senator.[2] He declined to run for the remainder of the Senate term in the 2013 special election, which was won by Democrat Cory Booker.

Early life, education, and early law career[edit]

Chiesa grew up in Bound Brook, New Jersey, the eldest of three children. When he was 8 years old, his father, a chemical plant worker, died, and he was raised by his mother, a public school teacher.[3] He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1987 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting. He earned his J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America in 1990.

In 1988, Chiesa joined the Cranford law firm of Dughi, Hewit & Palatucci (now known as Dughi & Hewit). There he met and befriended Chris Christie, who had joined the firm the year before.[4]

U.S. Attorney's Office[edit]

In 2002, he followed Christie to the office of the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, where he led a number of the office's high-profile public corruption cases, including the one against former State Senate President John A. Lynch, Jr.[3] 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.[4]

Chief Counsel to Governor Christie[edit]

In 2009, after Christie was elected Governor of New Jersey, Chiesa headed his transition team.[5] Christie then named Chiesa his chief counsel.[3] In June 2010, Christie sent him 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.[6]

Attorney General of New Jersey[edit]

On December 12, 2011, Governor Christie nominated Chiesa to succeed Paula Dow as Attorney General of New Jersey.[7] Chiesa was sworn in as Dow's successor on January 10, 2012.[8]

Chiesa supported mandatory drug rehab treatment for non-violent drug offenders and holding violent defendants without bail.[9] In January 2012, he proposed a comprehensive program to crack down on prescription drug abuse addictions and overdoses.[10]

In February 2012, he helped 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.[11]

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.[12] 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."[13] He also filed a lawsuit against John Kot and Gabriel R. DaSilva of leading home improvement companies for defrauding people and breaking several laws.[14]

U.S. Senate[edit]

On June 6, 2013, Governor Chris Christie announced that he would appoint Chiesa, a resident of Branchburg, New Jersey, to succeed recently deceased United States Senator Frank Lautenberg.[1][15] Chiesa announced that he would not seek election to the seat in the 2013 special election.[16] In the news conference, he said that "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."[17]

Chiesa resigned as 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.[18]

Chiesa's vote was seen as crucial to the passing of 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."[19] 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.[20] 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.[21] He opposed Democratic attempts to reinsert funding for the Affordable Care Act[22] but ultimately voted for the Reid-McConnell bill to end the shutdown.[23]

He used his time in the Senate to try to draw attention to the issue of human trafficking[24] and, according to The Washington Post, voted with his party 84% of the time.[25] He left the Senate on October 31, 2013 when Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who won the special election, was sworn in.[2] Chiesa recorded a tenure of 129 days, the fourth-shortest of the 65 U.S. Senators who have served in New Jersey's history.[26]

Chiesa 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.[27]

Committee assignments[edit]

Atlantic City state takeover[edit]

Chiesa was appointed by Christie to oversee the state takeover of Atlantic City in 2016.[28] His private firm is billing the state.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Governor Christie: Attorney General Jeff Chiesa Is The Best Person For The Job". June 6, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013 – October 30, 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ a b Meredith Shiner. "WGDB: Chiesa» Sworn In as Senator" (June 10, 2013).
  3. ^ a b c Christopher Baxter (January 25, 2012). "New N.J. attorney general takes the reins at a turbulent time for crime fighters". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Biography of Jeffrey S. Chiesa". Office of the Attorney General of New Jersey. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ Delli Santi, Angela (November 11, 2009). "Fiscal emergency is option for NJ's gov-elect". The Seattle Times. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ Friedman, Matt (June 28, 2010). "Trenton braces for budget marathon". NorthJersey.com. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ Tom Hester Sr. (December 12, 2011). "Attorney General Paula Dow to be replaced by Christie's counsel Jeff Chiesa". NewJerseyNewsRoom.com. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ Ray Smith (January 13, 2012). "New Jersey officially has a new attorney general". The Hudson Reporter. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Chiesa pushes mandatory drug offender treatment in Jersey City meeting". The Jersey Journal. April 26, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  10. ^ Baxter, Christopher. "N.J. Attorney General announces new prescription drug addiction program". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ Beeson, Ed; Portlock, Sarah (February 9, 2012). "U.S. settlement with mortgage servicers will deliver nearly $838 million to N.J.". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  12. ^ "N.J. arrests three men for alleged five-state Home Depot theft ring". NewsWorks. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  13. ^ "27 N.J. residents arrested in major child porn investigation". NJ.com. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  14. ^ "N.J. home improvement companies sued". Legal Newsline. April 23, 2012. Archived from the original on April 26, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  15. ^ Santora, Marc; and Zernike, Kate. "Attorney General of New Jersey Named as Interim Senator", The New York Times, June 6, 2013. Accessed June 6, 2013 – October 30, 2013.
  16. ^ Zernike, Kate; Santora, Marc (June 6, 2013). "Christie Picks New Jersey’s Attorney General to Be Interim Senator". The New York Times. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  17. ^ Haberman, Maggie. "Chris Christie appoints Jeff Chiesa as interim senator". Politico. Retrieved June 6, 2013 – October 31, 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  18. ^ Camia, Catalina (June 10, 2003). "5 things to know about NJ Sen. Jeff Chiesa". 
  19. ^ Julie Hirschfeld Davis (June 27, 2013). "http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-06-27/the-surreal-existence-of-jeff-chiesa-new-jerseys-accidental-senator". Business Week.  External link in |title= (help)
  20. ^ John Celock (June 28, 2013). "Ann Coulter Says Chris Christie Is Dead To Her For Jeff Chiesa's Immigration Vote". The Huffington Post. 
  21. ^ Joshua Withrow (August 14, 2013). "Have Your Members of Congress Signed the 'Defund ObamaCare' Letter? Find Out Here!". FreedomWorks. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  22. ^ Herb Jackson (September 27, 2013). "Temporary NJ senator mixes votes on shutdown bills". NorthJersey.com. 
  23. ^ Cameron, Darla; Andrews, Wilson (October 16, 2013). "Votes to end the government shutdown". The Washington Post. 
  24. ^ Jonathan Tamari (October 31, 2013). "Chiesa looks back fondly on a brief Senate career". philly.com. 
  25. ^ Herb Jackson (October 30, 2013). "Interim Sen. Jeffrey Chiesa wins accolades from both parties". NorthJersey.com. 
  26. ^ Ostermeier, Eric (June 7, 2013). "Chiesa to Tally 4th Shortest Senate Tenure in New Jersey History". Smart Politics. 
  27. ^ Nix, Naomi (October 31, 2013). "Jeff Chiesa won't rule out running for office again, report says". NJ.com. 
  28. ^ http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/12/christie_friend_to_get_400_an_hour_for_atlantic_ci.html#incart_river_home
  29. ^ http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/03/how_much_christies_appointee_has_billed_nj_for_atl.html#incart_river_home

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Preceded by
Paula Dow
Attorney General of New Jersey
2012–2013
Succeeded by
John Jay Hoffman
Acting
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Frank Lautenberg
United States Senator (Class 2) from New Jersey
2013
Served alongside: Bob Menendez
Succeeded by
Cory Booker

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