Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly has been confirmed by the United States Senate as the next United States Attorney for Nebraska.
“Joe Kelly’s next career calling is to the benefit of Nebraskans across our state,” U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse said in a written statement released by his office. “Throughout his nomination process Joe showed that Nebraskans will continue to be well served by his commitment to honesty, humility, and the law.”
The Judiciary Committee forwarded Kelly’s nomination to the full Senate for consideration. President Donald Trump nominated Kelly, a Republican, to the post.
“Joe has the right experience and relevant skills for this role – that’s why I recommended him to serve in this position. I am confident Joe will be effective as he works hard to keep our families and communities safe,” U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer said in a written statement released by her office.
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.
Robert Stuart served 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.