Washington's Own Governor Gregoire's lawyer recommended for U.S attorney

SEATTLE — Washington’s U.S. senators have recommended that Gov. Chris Gregoire’s longtime counsel, Jenny Durkan, be named the top federal prosecutor in Western Washington.

Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell suggested Durkan for Seattle U.S. attorney in a Feb. 12 letter to the White House, according to a copy provided Wednesday by Murray’s office. The senators also recommended Michael Ormsby, a Spokane lawyer, to be U.S. attorney in Eastern Washington.

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