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For Immediate Release

President Obama Nominates Patrick J. Wilkerson to Serve as US Marshal

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Patrick J. Wilkerson to serve as United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

“Patrick J. Wilkerson has dedicated his career to protecting his fellow citizens,” said President Obama.  “He has displayed courage and persistence in the pursuit of justice, and I am honored to nominate him today to continue his selfless work on behalf of the people of Oklahoma as U.S. Marshal.”

Patrick J. Wilkerson: Nominee for United States Marshal, Eastern District of Oklahoma
Patrick J. Wilkerson currently serves as Assistant Federal Security Director for the Transportation Security Administration at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, a post he has held since 2002.  Prior to that, Mr. Wilkerson served as U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Oklahoma from 1994-2002.  He also worked at the Oklahoma Chief Medical Examiner’s Office and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.