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Jeffrey ChiesaUS politician
Jeffrey Scott Chiesa (kee-AY-zə; born June 22, 1965) is an American lawyer and politician who served as a United States Senator from New Jersey from June 10, 2013 to October 31, 2013. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as the 59th Attorney General of New Jersey from January 10, 2012 until June 6, 2013. Prior to his tenure as New Jersey Attorney General, 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 and on June 10, 2013, Chiesa was sworn in. He declined to run for the remainder of the Senate term in the 2013 special election, which was subsequently won by Democrat Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark. He is the most recent member of the Republican Party to serve as a U.S. Senator from New Jersey.
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