US Senate to vote on Oregon US attorney

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Senate is expected to vote Thursday on the appointment of Amanda Marshall as U.S. attorney for Oregon.

She heads the child advocacy section of the state Department of Justice in Salem and was nominated last year by President Obama.

The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/rbhjJU) the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association asked Sen. Ron Wyden to push for the full-time appointment of Dwight C. Holton who has been acting U.S. attorney for 19 months. Association president Thomas J. Bergin, the Clatsop County sheriff, says Holton has a better background as a prosecutor than Marshall.

A Wyden spokesman says he backs Marshall for the U.S. attorney position.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com