Obama picks former U.S. attorney Jones for the same jobby Elizabeth Stawicki, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul — President Barack Obama has nominated B. Todd Jones as the next U.S. Attorney for Minnesota.
Jones served in the same post under the Clinton adminstration from 1998 to 2001. He's currently a partner at Minneapolis-based Robins Kaplan.
He was in the Marine Corps from 1983 to 1989, and was recalled to active duty in 1991 to serve in the first Iraq war, eventually earning the rank of major.
In a statement, President Obama said Jones made the utmost sacrifice for his country and served with honor as a Marine and as U.S. attorney. Obama said it is his honor to ask him to serve again.
Jones was recommended by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat. His nomination now requires confirmation by the full Senate.
If confirmed, Jones would replace acting U.S. Attorney Frank Magill. Magill took over after the resignation of Rachel Paulose, whose short tenure in the office was marked by controversy.
Jones earned a law degree from the University of Minnesota in 1983 and a B.A. in Political Science in from Macalester College 1979.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report)