Richard E. Constable III, Esq.

Commissioner for the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

Mr. Constable was raised in East Orange, New Jersey. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan, where he was a Harry S. Truman Scholar. Mr. Constable earned both his law degree and Masters in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997.  After graduation he clerked for Justice Alan Page of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Prior to joining the Department of Community Affairs, Mr. Constable managed the day-to-day operations at the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development, as Deputy Commissioner. Between 2002 to 2010, Mr. Constable worked as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark. There he regularly investigated and prosecuted high-profile elected and appointed officials including state senators, assemblymen, and mayors, charged with bribery and extortion.

Before his post with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Constable worked as a litigation associate with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, in New York City from 1998 to 2002. In that role he worked on sophisticated securities and antitrust matters.

In addition to overseeing the Department of Community Affairs, Mr. Constable also serves on the State Ethics Commission and the State Health Benefit Plan Design Committee.

Mr. Constable lives in Orange.

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