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Washington State Gov’s Confidante Jenny Durkan Recommended For U.S. Atty. Post

Jenny Durkan

Jenny Durkan

When it comes to getting the nod for U.S. Attorney, it helps to know a governor. Jenny Durkan has figured that one out.

By Mike Carter and Jennifer Sullivan
Seattle Times
SEATTLE — Jenny Durkan, a prominent Seattle defense attorney and longtime friend and confidante of Gov. Chris Gregoire, has been recommended to the White House as the next U.S. attorney for Western Washington.

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., sent Durkan’s name to the White House for consideration as the top federal law-enforcement officer for the district, a recommendation endorsed by fellow Democrat Sen. Maria Cantwell.

Durkan would replace Jeff Sullivan, who was appointed by the district’s federal judges after John McKay was fired in 2006 in a politically motivated purge that led to congressional hearings and the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
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