Attorney General Bill Lockyer Issues Statement on the Governor's Appointment of Andrea Hoch as Secretary of Legal Affairs

Thursday, October 6, 2005
Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

(SACRAMENTO) – Attorney General Bill Lockyer today issued the following statement in response to the Governor’s appointment of Andrea Hoch as Secretary of Legal Affairs:

“Governor Schwarzenegger has made an excellent choice in tapping Andrea Hoch as his Legal Affairs Secretary. During her tenure in my office, Andrea handled some of the most challenging and important legal assignments. Andrea successfully confronted each of those duties with the same intellect, work ethic, knowledge of state government and people skills that will serve her well in the Governor's Office.”

Ms. Hoch worked in the Attorney General’s Office from 1992 until April 2004. Lockyer appointed Hoch as Chief Assistant Attorney General leading the Civil Law Division where she served until her departure. Before that, Hoch served as a Senior Assistant managing the Government Law Section, Supervising Deputy Attorney General for the Government Law Section, Energy Task Force and Tobacco Litigation Section, and Deputy Attorney General in the Health, Education and Welfare Section. During her tenure at the Attorney General’s Office, Hoch worked on some of the most significant legal matters confronting our state, including: California's litigation against the tobacco industry, legal issues arising out of the state's 2000-01 energy crisis, election law matters and litigation involving the state budget and financing.

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