The Justice Department is vetting Georgia state Sen. Ed Tarver to be the next Southern District of Georgia U.S. Attorney, NBC Augusta 26 News reported last night.
Tarver, a Democrat, has served in the Georgia senate since 2005. He is also a partner at Augusta law firm Hull, Towill, Norman, Barrett & Salley, where he focuses on employment discrimination and public finance law. Read his full bio here.
The lawmaker would replace Bush-appointee Edmund A. Booth Jr., who was confirmed by the Senate as U.S. Attorney in 2007 after leading the office as an interim and acting U.S. Attorney since 2001.