Aber, Kavanaugh nominates as Virginia's U.S. attorneys

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Posted at 12:20 PM, Aug 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-11 12:20:36-04

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Veteran federal prosecutors from Virginia’s two prosecutorial districts have been nominated by President Joe Biden to become the regions’ U.S. attorneys.

Biden named Jessica Aber on Tuesday as his choice for U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, while Christopher Kavanaugh is the president’s pick for the Western District of Virginia.

Both are subject to Senate confirmation. Aber is currently an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern Disrtict, where she has worked since 2009. Kavanaugh has served since 2014 in the Western District office, but most recently he's been senior counsel to the deputy attorney general at the Justice Department.