Michael Moore Nominated for US Attorney Post

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Michael Moore nominated for U.S. attorney post

By Amy Leigh Womack - [email protected]



President Obama has nominated a Houston County lawyer to be the next U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.



Michael Moore, a former Georgia state senator who has a private law practice in Warner Robins, said he heard the news Thursday from U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.





He’d just gotten back to the office from court between 9:30 and 10 a.m. when he received the call.



“I really think it’s an incredible honor to represent the United States, to stand up in court and represent the United States,” Moore said, adding it meant a lot to get the news from a senior senator. “I’m humbled by it.”



In a written statement, Chambliss said the White House notified him that Moore’s name had been submitted as the nominee Thursday morning.



“He comes with a reputation as an excellent lawyer,” Chambliss said. “I look forward to the confirmation process.”



Moore’s nomination will be presented to the U.S. Senate for confirmation. If confirmed, he will be appointed to the post.



Moore said he’s unsure when the confirmation process is scheduled to begin.



In early August, The Telegraph reported that Moore, 41, was a leading contender for the job. The paper learned that an FBI agent doing a background check on Moore asked the Macon City Council clerk for assistance, and the clerk e-mailed all 15 City Council members announcing that Moore was being looked at for the job.



Moore said he applied for the job, which would fill a vacancy left by Max Wood’s resignation July 31, as a way to serve his country. Wood is campaigning to be the state’s next attorney general.



“I’m very proud of this country, and I believe in the rule of law,” Moore said.



Moore, a Democrat, won a special election runoff in 2002 to fill the state Senate seat vacated by Gov. Sonny Perdue when he resigned to focus on his campaign for governor. Later that year, he lost his bid for re-election to challenger Ross Tolleson, R-Perry.



He worked in the Houston County District Attorney’s Office for five years, rising to the position of chief assistant district attorney before leaving in 1997 for private practice.



Houston County Superior Court Judge Ed Lukemire expressed confidence in Moore after hearing of his nomination.



Lukemire said that when he was district attorney, he hired Moore as a prosecutor.



“He has a good presence in the courtroom, and he’s got a good head on his shoulders,” Lukemire said.



Susan McNally, president of the Houston County Bar Association, said she’s proud a Houston County lawyer is likely to be a U.S. attorney.



“I think he’ll be a great U.S. attorney,” she said, adding that Moore has a reputation for being extremely well-prepared for court and professional.



Moore is a graduate of Mercer University and lives in Perry. He is married with two daughters.



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