Los Angeles, CA – Congressman Jay Obernolte, who represents parts of the Inland Empire in Congress, has announced his support for former US Assistant Attorney General and candidate for California Attorney General, Nathan Hochman, as he runs to succeed Newsom appointee Rob Bonta in 2022.
In announcing his endorsement, Congressman Obernolte stated: “California families are feeling the effects of Sacramento’s failed experiments in criminal justice reform. Homelessness is out of control, crime is persistently rising, and the opioid epidemic is claiming more lives than ever before. Nathan Hochman will bring a fresh approach to dealing with these issues and restore balance to our state’s criminal justice system.”
In response to the news, Hochman stated “I am very appreciative to have Congressman Jay Obernolte join our growing campaign to reduce crime and improve public safety across California.”
Nathan Hochman is an experienced prosecutor, defense attorney, and civic leader. After earning his law degree from Stanford Law School, Hochman clerked for a Los Angeles US District Court Judge before becoming an Assistant US Attorney for the Central District of California. As a prosecutor, Hochman brought justice to corrupt government officials, tax evaders, drug lords, and violent gang members. As a partner in private practice, Hochman has defended the constitutional rights of individuals and organizations for over two decades. In 2008, President George W. Bush appointed Hochman to serve as an Assistant Attorney General and was unanimously confirmed by the US Senate. Nathan has served his community on numerous charitable boards and as a member and President of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission.
Since launching his campaign at the end of April, Hochman has raised nearly a million dollars—establishing himself as the leading Republican challenger to Gavin Newsom-appointed Attorney General Rob Bonta in the 2022 election.