Judiciary Panel OKs Four U.S. Attorney Nominees
By Andrew Ramonas | April 22, 2022 10:11 am

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved four U.S. Attorney nominees by voice vote at its meeting Thursday.

They are:

Alicia Limtiaco (UCLA)

- Alicia Limtiaco (Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands): The Guam attorney general would replace U.S. Attorney Leonardo Rapadas, who has led the territories’ offices since 2003. President Barack Obama nominated her on Feb. 24. Read more about her here.

- Kenneth J. Gonzales (New Mexico): The Assistant U.S. Attorney, who has worked in the New Mexico U.S. Attorney’s Office since 1999, would replace interim U.S. Attorney Gregory Fouratt, who has led the office since David Iglesias was forced out during the 2006 U.S. Attorney firings. Obama tapped Gonzales on March 3. Read more about Gonzales here.

David Hale (Reed Weitkamp Schell & Vice)

- Kerry Harvey (Eastern District of Kentucky): Harvey has been the general counsel and acting inspector general of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services since 2008. He previously was a partner at Owen, Harvey & Carter. President Barack Obama tapped him on Jan. 20 to succeed U.S. Attorney James A. Zerhusen. Read more about Harvey here.

- David J. Hale (Western District of Kentucky): Hale is a partner at Reed Weitkamp Schell & Vice in Louisville, Ky., and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the district. Obama nominated him on Jan. 20 to succeed David L. Huber, who stepped down as U.S. Attorney last year. The district’s interim U.S. Attorney is Candace G. Hill. Read more about the nominee here.

The panel has now approved 45 U.S. Attorney nominees, 36 of whom have won Senate confirmation. The committee has yet to schedule votes for another 21 would-be U.S. Attorneys.


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