March 11, 2010

Wendy Olson Nominated As Idaho U.S. Attorney

Idaho Delegation will work for swift confirmation

Washington, D.C. - A member of Idaho's U.S. Attorney's Office is expected to become the next U.S. Attorney for Idaho. Members of the Idaho Congressional Delegation say they will work hard to see that Assistant U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson of Boise is quickly confirmed, following the announcement from President Obama that he has nominated her to become U.S. Attorney for Idaho.

Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick appointed a panel that recommended Olson. Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch will now shepherd her nomination through the confirmation process in the U.S. Senate.

"Wendy Olson is an excellent lawyer with a distinguished record of service and legal experience," Minnick said. "She is well-qualified to continue the excellent work of her predecessor, Tom Moss, and Idaho will benefit from her competence and integrity."

"Ms. Olson is well qualified to succeed Tom Moss as Idaho's next U.S. Attorney," Crapo said. "Having served as Assistant U.S. Attorney to Mr. Moss and having earned the respect of her peers as President of the Idaho Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, she knows Idaho and the law. I look forward to supporting her confirmation here in the U.S. Senate and thank Mr. Moss for his more than eight years of service as U.S. Attorney."

"Wendy Olson has a background and history that makes her an excellent choice by the President to serve as Idaho's U.S. Attorney," Risch said. I support this nomination and will work to move her confirmation through the Senate as quickly as possible."

"Idaho has always enjoyed highly qualified U.S. Attorneys and Wendy Olson is no different," said Congressman Mike Simpson. "I look forward to her Senate confirmation."