President Obama has nominated Carmen M. Ortiz as the next Massachusetts US attorney. The Boston Globe reports that Ortiz would become the first woman and the first Hispanic US attorney in the state. Her nomination will now be sent to the Senate for confirmation.
Ortiz has worked in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Massachusetts for the past 12 years. She has also previously worked in the Middlesex district attorney’s office. As previously discussed here, Ortiz was recommended to Pres. Obama in May 2009 by Senators Edward M. Kennedy and John F. Kerry.