President Trump has nominated Merrimack County Attorney Scott Murray to be the next United States Attorney for New Hampshire.
Murray is serving his fourth term as Merrimack County’s head attorney. Before that post, he was the city of Concord’s top prosecutor for nearly two decades. Murray is a graduate of UNH and earned his law degree at the former Franklin Pierce Law Center, now the UNH School of Law.
He was recommended for the U.S. Attorney job by Governor Chris Sununu, who praised the announcement.
“As the Chief Law Enforcement Officer for Merrimack County, Scott Murray is widely respected across New Hampshire’s legal community,” wrote Sununu in a statement. “In March, I wrote to Attorney General Jeff Sessions recommending Scott for the appointment to the position of United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire, and am confident that upon confirmation, he will serve this state and our nation with distinction as United States Attorney.”
Murray must now be confirmed by the Senate. New Hampshire Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen in statements both thanked Murray for his service, and say they look forward to hearing from him on important issues facing the state, including the opioid crisis.
Emily Gray Rice, who was appointed to the U.S. Attorney position during the Obama administration, resigned from the role in March.