Hopi woman nominated as US Attorney for Arizona
Diane J. Humetewa, a member of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, has been nominated as the U.S. Attorney for Arizona.

Humetewa told the Associated Press she was "extremely honored" to be nominated. President Bush sent her nomination to the Senate yesterday.

Humetewa was recommended for the job by Sens. John McCain (R) and Jon Kyl (R) after Paul Charlton, the former U.S. Attorney, was fired by the Bush administration last December. But Bush passed over Humetewa when he appointed an interim U.S. Attorney in February.

Humetewa has worked for the Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona and for McCain during his two tenures as chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. If confirmed by the Senate, se would be the first Native American and first Native woman to serve as U.S. Attorney for Arizona.

Get the Story:
Bush taps Hopi for Ariz.'s U.S. attorney (The Arizona Republic 11/16)
Press Release: McCAIN, KYL URGE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE TO SWIFTLY VOTE ON THE NOMINATION OF DIANE HUMETEWA AS ARIZONA DISTRICT U.S. ATTORNEY (McCain/Kyl 11/15)

Relevant Links:
U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona - http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/az

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