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President Obama Nominates Judge John S. Leonardo to Serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Judge John S. Leonardo to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona.
“Judge John S. Leonardo’s legal career has been distinguished and impressive,” said President Obama. “I am confident that, as a US Attorney, he will be relentless in his pursuit of justice and serve the people of Arizona with distinction.”
Judge John S. Leonardo: Nominee for United States Attorney for the District of Arizona
Judge John S. Leonardo served as a judge for Pima County Superior Court, a position he held from 1993 to 2012. From 2002 to 2007, he also served as Presiding Judge. Prior to his judicial service, Judge Leonardo served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Arizona from 1982 to 1993 and for the Northern District of Indiana from 1973 to 1982, where he also served as the First Assistant United States Attorney from 1978 to 1982. From 1972 to 1973, Judge Leonardo was an Assistant State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, Maryland. Judge Leonardo graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1969 and from the George Washington University School of Law in 1972.