Van Hollen, Cardin Applaud Senate Confirmation of Delegate Erek Barron to be U.S. Attorney for District of Maryland
Senators recommended Delegate Barron to President Joe Biden
Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Delegate Erek Barron to be the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland. Barron will be the first Black U.S. Attorney in Maryland’s history.
“We are proud that the Senate has quickly confirmed Erek Barron to be the new United States Attorney for the District of Maryland,” the senators said. “We recommended Erek to President Biden because we knew he would bring exceptional skills to this challenging and critically important position. We are confident that Erek will use his background as both a prosecutor and state legislator to improve public safety in our state and help ensure all Marylanders are treated fairly in the criminal justice system. We look forward to working closely with Erek on many issues of mutual concern once he is sworn into his new office.”
Delegate Erek Barron represents District 24 (Prince George’s County) in the Maryland House of Delegates. He was nominated to be the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland by President Biden on July 26, 2021. Barron will fill the position previously held by U.S. Attorney Robert Hur. Hur resigned in February 2021 shortly after President Biden took office. Jonathan Lenzner has been serving as Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland since that time.
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