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The nomination of Idaho State Senator Bart Davis to serve as Idaho’s next United States Attorney was confirmed Thursday evening by the United States Senate. Davis’ nomination cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee by voice vote on Thursday, September 7.

He has served as a Republican member of the Idaho Senate, where he represents District 33, since 2002, and he previously served District 29 from 1998 to 2002. He currently serves as state senate majority leader.

Born March 7, 1955, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Davis was raised in Idaho Falls. He married Marion Woffinden Davis in 1976 and together they have six children. Davis received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Brigham Young University in 1978 and a Juris Doctor in 1980 from the University of Idaho College of Law.

Following his graduation from law school, Davis began his legal practice in Idaho Falls. He is admitted to practice before the Idaho Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Idaho, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

In addition to his service in the Idaho State Senate, Senator Davis is currently in private practice in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he focuses on commercial, regulatory, and transactional work. He is currently a commissioner to the Uniform Law Commission and a past chairman of The Council of State Governments.

“Senator Davis is a dedicated public servant who, in this role, will uphold the law, justly prosecute those charged with crimes, and ensure all Idahoans receive equal justice under the law,” said U.S. Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee which had jurisdiction over Senator Davis’ nomination. “I congratulate Senator Davis on his confirmation to be Idaho’s next United States Attorney.”

“Senator Bart Davis is uniquely qualified for the job and I have no doubt he will serve the people of Idaho well as U.S. Attorney,” said Senator Jim Risch. “I'm very pleased to see his nomination pass the Senate and I look forward to working with him on behalf of Idahoans.”

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