John Hoffman (New Jersey)
|Attorney General of New Jersey|
|June 10, 2013 - Present|
|Predecessor||Jeff Chiesa (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed||June 7, 2010|
|Appointed by||Gov. Chris Christie (R)|
|Bachelor's||Colgate University (1987)|
|J.D.||Duke University School of Law (1992)|
Hoffman will serve as acting attorney general until Christie either nominates a permanent replacement or asks the state Senate to confirm Hoffman as permanent. The governor has not provided a timetable on when he will make a decision.
Prior to his appointment, Hoffman was serving as Executive Assistant Attorney General under Chiesa. Additionally, he has served as Director of the Division of Investigations for the New York Comptroller’s Office, was an Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, and a Trial Attorney for the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
Hoffman previously served as executive assistant attorney under Jeff Chiesa and has worked as an Assistant United State Attorney for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey. While in that position he focused on economic and white collar criminal prosecutions. He also served as director of the Division of Investigations for the State Comptroller's Office, served as Trial Attorney for the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and worked in private practice.
- Bachelor's, Colgate University (1987)
- J.D., Duke University School of Law (1992)
New Jersey Attorney General (2013-present)
Hoffman was appointed as acting New Jersey Attorney General by Gov. Chris Christie (R) on June 7, 2013. Christie stated, “People should rest assured that acting Attorney General Hoffman is on the job, has been designated, and is operating as we speak today leading the department of law and public safety.”
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- Trentonian, "John Hoffman appointed acting NJ attorney general," June 10, 2013
- NorthJersey.com, "Christie names John Hoffman acting attorney general," June 10, 2013
- Office of the Attorney General, " Biography - John Jay Hoffman," accessed August 9, 2013
- NJToday.net, "Hoffman Tabbed As Acting Attorney General," June 10, 2013
Jeff Chiesa (R)
|New Jersey Attorney General
June 10, 2013-present
| Succeeded by|