October 3, 2018

Cassidy, Kennedy Applaud Nomination of Louisianan to Head U.S. Marshal Service

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and John Kennedy (R-LA) today applauded President Trump’s nomination of Donald Washington to serve as director of the U.S. Marshal Service.

“Don is a great choice to head the U.S. Marshal Service, and I applaud President Trump for nominating him,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Don served Louisiana well as U.S. attorney, and I’m honored to have known him for many years. I wholeheartedly support his nomination and look forward to seeing him confirmed.”

“President Trump made a great choice in picking Don Washington to serve as the head of the U.S. Marshal Service,” said Senator Kennedy. “I know that Don will do an outstanding job at the Marshal Service, just like he has done for the state of Louisiana.  I look forward talking more with him through his confirmation process.”

Washington is a Partner with the Jones Walker Law Firm, and primarily litigates matters involving business, energy, white-collar crime, and healthcare issues. Previously, he served as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana and was the Chief Federal Law Enforcement Official for the Western District of Louisiana. Additionally, Mr. Washington served on several Department of Justice committees while serving as a United States Attorney, including United States Attorney General’s advisory committees and subcommittees on Civil Rights, Controlled Substances, and Native American Issues. Mr. Washington was also the Chairman of the Southeastern United States Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. He graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, with a degree in mechanical engineering.  Mr. Washington served as a Captain of the Air Defense Artillery in the United States Army and in the Army Reserve from 1983 to 1987. He earned a J.D. from South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas.