Senator (Class 2)
ends in 2015
Jeffrey Scott Chiesa (pronounced Key-AY-zuh; born June 22, 1965) is the junior U.S. Senator from New Jersey and the former state attorney general of New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie announced on June 6, 2013 that he would appoint Chiesa to the United States Senate seat that was vacated by the death of Frank Lautenberg. On June 10, 2013, Chiesa was sworn in as a Senator. Previously, Chiesa was sworn in as attorney general on January 10, 2012. Prior to that appointment, he served as Chief Counsel to Governor Christie. He has declined to run for the remainder of the senate term in the 2013 Special Election.