Angela Tammy Dickinson’s nomination as the Western Missouri U.S. Attorney was approved by the full Senate this week, filling a void that’s been left since summer 2011.
Dickinson, a longtime prosecutor in Jackson County, got the nod from President Barack Obama in July. An interim U.S. Attorney had been in place since Mary Elizabeth Phillips was tapped to serve on the federal bench. The Western District of Missouri is based in Kansas City. Senators approved her nomination by voice vote on New Year’s Day.
Dickinson told the Kansas City Star that she was honored to fill the position and to have the support of Missouri Sens. Claire McCaskill (D) and Roy Blunt (R).
“I will work hard every day as U.S. attorney for the western district of Missouri to honor their support,” Dickinson told the newspaper.
Dickinson has spent most of her career with the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, where she most recently worked as the chief trial assistant. She joined the prosecutor’s office in 1998. Before serving in the county government, she worked at Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Gorny P.C.
She is a graduate of Webster University and the University of Missouri Law School.