Arizona U.S. Attorney Diane Humetewa will step down from her post on August 2, The Associated Press reported today.
The Bush appointee has served as the Arizona U.S. Attorney since 2006. Humetewa was the first American Indian woman to be a U.S. Attorney. Last month, she received the “Women in Federal Law Enforcement Foundation President’s Award” — the highest award given by the Women in Federal Law Enforcement Foundation.
President Obama nominated Phoenix lawyer Dennis Burke earlier this month to be the state’s next U.S. Attorney We reported on Burke’s plans for the Arizona office here. Burke must be confirmed by the Senate before he can take office.