Boxer, 42, leads a staff responsible for conducting audits, investigations and performance reviews at all levels of New Jersey government. The office audits government finances, examines the efficiency of government programs, investigates misconduct by government officers, scrutinizes the legality of government contracts and recovers improperly expended Medicaid funds.
Under Boxer’s leadership, the Office of the State Comptroller serves as an aggressive advocate for New Jersey taxpayers and regularly releases reports focused on bringing greater efficiency, transparency and cost savings to the operation of government in New Jersey. Boxer has appeared as an invited guest on various news programs throughout the region to discuss the impact of those reports.
Prior to his appointment as state comptroller, Boxer directed the state Authorities Unit from 2006 to 2008, where he developed new regulations concerning procurement reform and ethics reform that led to greater transparency and efficiency at New Jersey’s 58 independent state authorities.
As a federal prosecutor from 2001 to 2006, Boxer served in the terrorism unit, the criminal division and the special prosecutions division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. While there, he oversaw the investigation and prosecution of numerous public officials on corruption charges. Among them were the “Monmouth 11,” a group that included three sitting mayors, four sitting councilmen and a police commissioner, making it one of the largest single-day corruption takedowns in state history.
Boxer began his career as a law clerk for New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Gary S. Stein and then for U.S. District Court Judge Jerome B. Simandle. He went on to spend four years as an attorney with the Lowenstein Sandler law firm, where he litigated criminal and complex civil cases with an emphasis on securities fraud.
A New Jersey resident for more than three decades, Boxer graduated as the class valedictorian from Lakewood High School in 1988, graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 1992 with a B.A. in politics and earned a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1995.
Boxer and his wife live in Bridgewater with their three children.