Obama nominates Baylor for U.S. Marshal position
President Barack Obama has nominated Montgomery Police Chief Art Baylor for U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Alabama.
Former Mayor Bobby Bright, who is now a member of Congress, appointed Baylor chief of police. Bright recommended Baylor for the marshal position, according to the congressman's office.
Baylor must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Bright congratulated Baylor on his nomination.
"Art is a very deserving and qualified candidate and he will serve his state and country extremely well in this new capacity," Bright said in a statement. "As chief of police, Art has been instrumental in keeping Montgomery safe and managing a department of over 700 employees."
-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen