Los Angeles, CA – Nathan Hochman, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney General and federal prosecutor, general counsel, and candidate in the 2022 race for California Attorney General, today announced he has received the support of a bi-partisan group of former U.S. Attorneys for the Central District of California, including:
- Honorable Nick Hanna (served under President Donald J. Trump)
- Honorable Sandra Brown (served under President Barack Obama)
- Honorable Thomas O’Brien (served under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama)
- Honorable Debra Wong Yang (served under President George W. Bush)
- Honorable Terree Bowers (served under George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton)
- Honorable Robert Bonner (served under Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush)
“In the times we live in where homicides are on the rise, fentanyl is flooding our streets, and people are feeling less safe and secure, we need an Attorney General for California who is qualified, experienced in criminal justice, and committed to bringing back common sense solutions to our state’s pressing problems,” stated former US Attorney Nick Hanna. He added: “ Nathan Hochman is that person. Over the more than 20 years I have known Nathan, I have seen his integrity, commitment to the law, and experience inside and outside the courtroom. He is the right person at the right time for this job.”
U.S. Attorneys for the Central District of California have jurisdiction over seven counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.
In response to the endorsement, Hochman stated: “Federal prosecutors do the hard work each and every day of protecting our communities and getting violent criminals off the streets. I am honored to have the support of such a distinguished group of prosecutors, from both parties, in this campaign.”
Nathan Hochman is a former federal prosecutor himself, having previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California and as an Assistant Attorney General of the United States Department of Justice. Hochman has also worked as a defense attorney, civil litigator, and appellate counsel and clerked for a U.S. District Court judge. Hochman 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 over $1 million and received endorsements from prominent elected officials and prosecutors—establishing himself as the leading Republican challenger to Gavin Newsom-appointed Attorney General Rob Bonta in the 2022 election.