The Senate on Friday confirmed three U.S. Attorney nominees by unanimous consent.
- Ripley Rand (Middle District of North Carolina): The North Carolina Superior Court judge was tapped on July 28 to succeed Anna Mills S. Wagoner, who stepped down as U.S. Attorney in August. Read more about him here and here.
- William Conner Eldridge Jr. (Western District of Arkansas): The special deputy prosecutor for the Prosecuting Attorneyâ€™s Office of Clark County, Ark., and former chief executive officer for Summit Bank in Arkansas was nominated on Sept. 29 to succeed Robert Balfe, who resigned as U.S. Attorney in January 2009. Read more about Eldridge here.
The Senate has now confirmed 75 U.S. Attorneys. The chamber has yet to consider another four would-be U.S. Attorneys, who are still waiting for consideration by the full Senate. There are 93 U.S. Attorney posts located throughout the nation.