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Trump nominates Idaho Falls legislator for US attorney for Idaho


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Bart Davis

WASHINGTON — A state lawmaker from Idaho Falls may be the next U.S. attorney for the District of Idaho.

President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Idaho Senate Majority Leader Bart M. Davis, R-Idaho Falls, on Thursday afternoon.

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, also announced the nomination to Idahoans on Twitter.

Davis, who is serving his 10th term in the state Senate, has a private law practice focusing on “commercial regulatory and transactional work,” according to a news release from the White House. He is a commissioner on the Uniform Law Commission and a past chairman of The Council of State Governments.

Davis was one of nine nominees for federal judicial districts around the country who “share the president’s vision for ‘Making America Safe Again,'” according to the release.

The previous U.S. attorney for the District of Idaho, Wendy J. Olson, resigned in February. She had been appointed by President Barack Obama. Since Olson’s resignation, Rafael M. Gonzalez Jr. has been serving as acting attorney.

The U.S. Senate confirms all U.S. attorney nominees.