Trump taps Halsey Frank as Maine state attorney

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins announced today that Halsey Frank, a current assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine and career prosecutor, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine.

“Halsey is an intelligent, highly competent, experienced law enforcement professional, and I am delighted that he has been nominated to be the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine,” said Collins. “With 30 years of experience working for the U.S. Department of Justice in both Washington, D.C., and Maine, he is very well qualified to assume this crucial position. I look forward to working with my colleagues to approve Halsey’s nomination swiftly so that he can continue his distinguished public service as the head of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maine.”

A resident of Portland, Frank has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for Maine for the past 17 years. Prior to his current post, he was an assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and Wesleyan University.

As the senior Republican member of Maine’s congressional delegation, Collins is advising the administration as it evaluates candidates for federal positions in the state. As part of that process, Senator Collins established an eight-member Federal Appointments Advisory Committee comprised of community leaders and experienced attorneys from across the state. Mr. Frank was one of the dozens of applicants the Committee assessed for Senate-confirmed vacancies in Maine.

Frank’s nomination requires confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

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