Senator Kip Bateman (R-16) praised the Senate Judiciary Committee for approving the nomination of Jeff Chiesa to be New Jersey’s Attorney General. Bateman, a member of the Judiciary Committee, said that Chiesa has the character and experience to serve in the state’s top law enforcement post.
“Governor Christie was known as a corruption buster in his service as U.S. Attorney, so it’s no surprise he would appoint someone like Jeff who shares his dedication and work ethic to take on that challenge as our state’s Attorney General,” said Bateman. “As Attorney General, I have no doubt in my mind that Jeff Chiesa will be persistent, effective and fair, and he’ll do much to make New Jersey a safer place to live.”
Chiesa served as Chief Counsel to the Governor from January 2010 to December 2011, when he was nominated to be Attorney General. He served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of New Jersey from 2002 to 2009, last serving as the Executive Assistant to the U.S. Attorney. He also served as Counsel to the U.S. Attorney and as Chief of the Public Protection Unit, where he supervised a group of Assistant U.S. attorneys primarily responsible for the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases involving bank robbery, child pornography, human trafficking and identity theft.
“With his extensive experience overseeing criminal investigations, it’s clear that Jeff is the right man for the job,” added Bateman. “I look forward to a vote in the full Senate to complete the confirmation of Jeff Chiesa as New Jersey’s Attorney General.”