The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the nomination of Angela Tammy Dickinson to be U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri today.
By a voice vote, the committee unanimously voted to send her nomination to the full Senate, with Republican Sens. Charles Grassley (Iowa) and Mike Lee (Utah) joining the majority.
President Barack Obama nominated Dickinson in July, after former U.S. Attorney Mary Elizabeth Phillips was tapped for the federal bench. Dickinson has spent much of her career working in the Jackson County prosecutor’s office, where she currently serves as the chief trial assistant.
She joined the prosecutor’s office in 1998 and became the top trial assistant in 2002. Before becoming a county prosecutor, she worked at Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Gorny P.C.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from Webster University in 1989 and a law degree in 1998 from the University of Missouri Law School.
The Western District is based in Kansas City.