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SENATORS CONFIRM JORDAN ON VOICE VOTE AS NEW U.S. ATTORNEY FOR UTAH

The Senate has confirmed David James Jordan of Bountiful as the new U.S. attorney for Utah.

The action came on a voice vote after the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously endorsed Jordan last week. Jordan replaces Dee Benson, who recently became a federal judge.Jordan, 39, was a partner at the Salt Lake law firm of Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy and was judicial clerk for U.S. District Chief Judge Robert McRae in Memphis, Tenn.

Jordan also has been an administrative law judge for the Utah Procurement Appeals Board.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, a member of the Judiciary Committee, earlier said, "He has had a wealth of experience with one of the best law firms in the state and that experience will serve him well as U.S. attorney."

Jordan is a native of West Point, N.Y. He is married to Holly Lyn Garrett, originally from Memphis, and they have four children.