Currently serving as a First Judicial District Judge, MacDonald would bring over two decades of legal experience to the post

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today released the following statement on today’s nomination of First Judicial District Judge Erica MacDonald for U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota. Previously, MacDonald served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Minnesota from 2001 to 2009 where among other things, she helped lead efforts against human trafficking as co-chair of the Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force.

“Judge MacDonald is a dedicated public servant who is well-qualified to serve as Minnesota’s next US Attorney. I had a good meeting with her months ago and I told the Department of Justice and the Administration that she would be a good candidate for the job,” Senator Klobuchar said. “As a member of the Judiciary Committee, I look forward to working with her as her nomination moves forward.”

Judge MacDonald was appointed as District Judge by Governor Tim Pawlenty on January 15, 2010, and was re-elected in November of 2012. Previously, she served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota.