Former Oregon U.S. Attorney Karin Immergut, a Bush appointee, is the latest Multnomah County circuit judge, the Oregon Statesman Journal reported Sunday.
Immergut was appointed by President Bush in 2003. She resigned July 9. Kent Robinson is serving as Oregon’s acting U.S. Attorney.
Robinson is one of six candidates in the running to fill Immergut’s seat, in a list drawn up by Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, both Democrats. The list also includes:
- Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis
- Clackamas County District Attorney John Foote
- Benton County District Attorney John Haroldson
- Amanda Marshall, a child advocacy lawyer for the Oregon Department of Justice.
- Assistant U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton, who was previously recommended for the U.S. Attorney post for the Eastern District of Virginia by Democratic Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner of Virginia President Obama nominated Associate Deputy Attorney General Neil MacBride for the post.