Senate unanimously confirms John Milhiser as U.S. Attorney, local politicians respond

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Wednesday, the U.S. Senate unanimously voted to confirm John Milhiser as U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois.

President Donald Trump nominated Milhiser, formerly Sangamon County state’s attorney, to serve the district back in August. Milhiser was first elected to serve in 2010. 

He has been serving as the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Central District since Oct. 31. 

Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) said it was an “excellent choice.”

“John Milhiser is a career prosecutor with a tremendous record of being tough on crime, enforcing the rule of law and pursuing justice,” LaHood said. “He is an excellent choice to lead the Central District of Illinois as U.S. Attorney, and I applaud the Senate’s unanimous confirmation of him. His reputation for integrity and fairness will serve him and the citizens of the Central District well.”

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement after the confirmation, voicing support for Milhiser:

“We are pleased that the Senate has unanimously confirmed John Milhiser’s nomination to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois. Mr. Milhiser has served the people of Sangamon County as State’s Attorney for nearly eight years and he has stepped up to serve as U.S. Attorney on an acting basis.  We expect him to continue to be a diligent, thoughtful, and principled U.S. Attorney. We look forward to working with him in this role.”

U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood also said Milhiser was a good choice. 

“John Milhiser is a great choice for U.S. Attorney and I applaud his confirmation by the Senate,” said Davis. “His exemplary record and service to Central Illinois throughout the years will ensure he’s able to begin the important work of this office immediately. I look forward to having his leadership in the Central District.”

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