Senators recommend former Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann for U.S. attorney

Posted at 12:44 PM, Feb 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-03 13:36:51-05

CINCINNATI -- Ohio's U.S. senators have named a former Hamilton County commissioner as their pick for U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Ohio.

Sen. Rob Portman and Sen. Sherrod Brown named Greg Hartmann, a Hyde Park resident, as their recommendation to President Donald Trump, the senators announced Friday.

Hartmann stepped down from the county commission in 2015, citing a "self-imposed term limit." He was first elected in 2008. He also previously served as the clerk of courts and a prosecutor.

"Greg Hartmann’s years of service to Hamilton County have prepared him well to take on the important job of U.S. Attorney for the Southern District," Brown said. "He is a respected litigator, has managed a large team, and has taken on hundreds of criminal cases."

If Trump does take the recommendation and nominate Hartmann, his appointment will need to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

As U.S. attorney, Hartmann would lead the prosecution of federal criminal cases and any civil cases involving the United States as a party in the Southern District of Ohio, which includes 48 counties.

"Greg Hartmann has the leadership, management, and legal skills to be an excellent U.S. Attorney," Portman said. "His experience in the public and private sectors alike demonstrates his professionalism and commitment to justice."