Danny Williams, Sr., filled one of the last remaining U.S. Attorney seats left up for grabs just months before President Barack Obama faces uncertainty in the November election. But the newly installed U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma says he is “taking this job with my eyes wide open.”U.S. Attorneys often have a shelf life only as long as that of the president who appointed them. Williams, then, could hypothetically be out of a job come November. But he’s not concerned about that right now, he said in an interview with Tulsa World.
“That’s something I’m not going to worry about,” he told the paper. “This was an opportunity you can’t turn down.”
The Senate approved Williams for the seat, which has been left vacant for the past three years, earlier this month. He’s worked in private practice for the past 20 years but got his start working in government.
Williams is a graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans and University of Tulsa Law School. He got his start in the Tulsa County District Attorney’s office in 1991.
The prosecutor said he wants community outreach to be the hallmark of his tenure.
“That’s the legacy I want to leave,” he said, “that I stepped out and cared about this community.”