Hatch statement on the re-nomination of John Huber to serve as Utah U.S. Attorney

Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the senior Republican in the United States Senate, issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to re-nominate John Huber to serve as United States Attorney for the District of Utah: 

I was very pleased to learn that President Trump has decided to re-appoint John Huber as the United States Attorney for the District of Utah. During his tenure with the Utah U.S. Attorney’s Office, John has distinguished himself. He has been involved in the highest profile cases and coordinated tasks forces on everything from counter-terrorism to violent crime. He has been recognized at the highest levels in the Department of Justice for his performance. It is no stretch to say that Utah’s families are safer as a result of his efforts.

A proud and life-long Utahn, John received his bachelor and law degrees from the University of Utah, and spent his entire career within the state. We are very pleased that he will continue to serve as the top federal law enforcement officer in Utah. He has my full support as he continues the important work of the U.S. Attorney in the years to come.   

From the White House announcement:

Since June 2015, John W. Huber has served as the United States Attorney for the District of Utah.  After serving the District of Utah for nearly two years as a Presidential appointee, Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions appointed Mr. Huber to continue his service in March 2017. Prior to being named United States Attorney, Mr. Huber served as an Assistant United States Attorney for thirteen years.  Mr. Huber began his prosecutorial career in the Weber County (Utah) Attorney’s Office, and later served as the Chief Prosecutor for West Valley City, Utah, before joining the ranks of Federal prosecutors in the United States Attorney’s Office in 2002.  Mr. Huber graduated with honors from the University of Utah in 1989, and later received his J.D. from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1995.