November 23, 2009

Chicago Tribune
Associated Press
November 22, 2009

The U.S. Senate has confirmed a private lawyer and federal prosecutor as Iowa’s next U.S. attorneys.

The Senate on Saturday confirmed Stephanie Rose for U.S. Attorney for Northern Iowa and Nick Klinefeldt for U.S. Attorney for Southern Iowa. Their terms will be four years.

Both were recommended by Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin in March. He says both “will fairly and vigorously enforce the law.”

Rose has been a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Northern District of Iowa for 12 years. She becomes the first female chief federal prosecutor in Iowa in 30 years.

Klinefeldt practiced criminal law in Boston and has worked for the last three years in the Des Moines law firm Ahlers & Cooney.

He was the Iowa counsel for the Obama campaign and a former Harkin aide.



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