Attorney Jake Hudnut Nominated to be Jersey City Chief Prosecutor

Mayor Steven Fulop has announced he will nominate Attorney Jake Hudnut to be the next Chief Prosecutor for New Jersey’s second-largest populated municipality.

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“Prosecutor’s offices don’t just prosecute,” Hudnut said in a Tuesday announcement at City Hall. “Prosecutors can solve community problems, strengthen bonds between underserved populations and the police and local government, and save scarce municipal resources.”

“After almost 8 years of giving voice to the voiceless as an advocate for the accused, I feel uniquely qualified to take this role in a city that is at the national forefront of progressive local reform. I am inspired by likes of Larry Kramer in Philadelphia and Mark Gonzalez in Nueces, Texas — both forward-thinking and successful prosecutors that came from the defense bar,” Hudnut continued. “Whether you are a defense attorney or a prosecutor, your goal is to make sure that every litigant before a court – be it a person accused of a crime or a complainant – gets a fair shake. That was my goal as a defense attorney, and it will be my goal as Jersey City Chief Prosecutor.”

You can follow Jake’s progress as chief prosecutor on Twitter @JakeHudnut

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