President Donald Trump has nominated Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly to serve as the next United States Attorney for the District of Nebraska.
U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer released the following statement:
“Joe Kelly is a highly-respected prosecutor who will put the safety of Nebraska’s families and communities first. It was my honor to recommend Joe to serve the people of our state in this capacity. His decades of experience, steady leadership, and top-notch legal skills will make him an incredibly effective U.S. Attorney for the District of Nebraska.”
U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse also released a statement:
“Joe Kelly is a proven public servant with the humility and honesty that Nebraskans demand and respect. I look forward to working with Joe as he moves through the Judiciary Committee toward confirmation.”
Kelly was first elected Lancaster County Attorney in 2010 after serving as chief deputy county attorney for about 10 years. He had worked in the office for about 30 years. Kelly won re-election in 2014.
The nomination of Kelly, a Republican, must be confirmed by the Senate.
Robert Stuart is serving as acting United States Attorney for Nebraska, after the resignation of Deborah Gilg. Gilg, a Democrat, was appointed U.S. Attorney in 2009 by President Barack Obama. She stepped down with the change of administrations.