WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Orrin Hatch, member and former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and president pro tempore of the United States Senate, issued the following statement Wednesday on the President Barack Obama’s nomination of John Huber to be United States Attorney for the District of Utah.
I am extremely pleased that the President has nominated John Huber to be U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah. John is a highly skilled prosecutor with extensive experience at both the local and federal levels. He is well respected among the Utah law enforcement community as a strong leader and will bring continuity and stability to this critically important position. I am committed to help ensure that John receives full consideration by the Senate and a fair and prompt confirmation.
Huber will be replacing acting U.S. Attorney Carlie Christensen who has assumed the office after David Barlow stepped down after three years to to return to a law firm in Washington, D.C., according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
Huber is a 47-year-old, Magna, Utah, native who has been with the U.S. Attorney’s Office since 2002 and specializes in prosecuting firearms crimes. Prior to that he was a prosecutor for Weber Valley City.
The Department of Justice honored Huber in 2010 for his work involving the 2007 Trolley Square shooting and work with the office’s Project Safe Neighborhoods program.
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