As soon as Gov. Chris Christie made his announcement that Attorney General Jeff Chiesa would be his choice to fill a U.S. Senate vacancy, political insiders pounced on the question of who might succeed Chiesa at the Division of Justice.
The following people quickly surfaced as potential successors to Chiesa…
Chief Counsel to Christie, he previously served as the Director of the New Jersey State Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.
Christie’s chief of staff served as the Deputy Chief Counsel to the governor since January of 2010, and as deputy chief counsel.
The Camden County Superior Court Judge and veteran of Christie’s U.S. Attorney’s Office is formerly the president of the Board of Public Utilities.
The former assistant U.S. Attorney serves as Christie’s first assistant attorney general. He came from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, where he took the lead on some high level prosecutions.
The governor’s deputy chief counsel served as the Senior Counsel to Governor Christie and Chief Ethics Officer for the Governor’s Office and supervised the development of legal advice.