Friday, September 18, 2009

Sen. Tarver Nominated by President Obama to be U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia

State Senator Ed Tarver (D-Augusta) was nominated by President Barack Obama to be U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Sen. Tarver will be the first black man to hold the position if confirmed by the Senate.

“I am extremely honored by the nomination and the potential opportunity for further service to our nation, subject to confirmation by the United States Senate. I look forward to completing the confirmation process and I am grateful for the support I have received from Georgia’s legislative delegation in Washington.”

The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia is one of 93 such offices in the United States. The office represents the United States in 43 counties and is divided into six divisions: Savannah, Augusta, Brunswick, Waycross, Dublin and Statesboro. The United States Attorney is the chief federal law enforcement officer of the United States within his or her jurisdiction.

Sen. Tarver currently serves on the Attorney Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court for the southern district of Georgia, and is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia. Recently he received the 2008 Augusta NAACP President’s Award. Sen. Tarver was elected to the Senate in 2005. He serves as the Secretary of the Banking and Financial Institutions committee. He sits on Appropriations, Economic Development, Special Judiciary, and Government Oversight committees and the following Appropriations subcommittees: Judicial, Public Safety, and Criminal Justice. Over the 2008 interim, Sen. Tarver was named by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle as Chairman of the Senate Bankruptcy Homestead Exemption Study Committee.

Sen. Ed Tarver is a partner with the Augusta law firm of Hull, Towill, Norman, Barrett & Salley, P.C. He resides in Augusta with his wife Beverly (the former Beverly Myers). Sen. Tarver and his wife are the parents of two children – Edward Jr. (“Eddie”) and Beverly Elizabeth.
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