Senate Confirms Oklahoman to be U.S. Marshal

Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) praised the Senate confirmation of Kerry Pettingill to serve as the United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

“I am glad Kerry Pettingill was confirmed as U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Oklahoma,” said Inhofe. “With Kerry’s impeccable reputation and established career in law enforcement, I know he will continue to honor his country and serve the people of Oklahoma well. I look forward to working with him in this new capacity.”

“I am pleased to see the swift confirmation of Kerry Pettingill to be US Marshal for the Eastern District of Oklahoma,” said Lankford. “Kerry has formerly served Oklahoma as Director of the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, the nation through his work with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, and with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Kerry will represent our state and nation well in this new role.”

Inhofe and Lankford applauded President Trump’s intent to nominate Pettingill on July 1, 2019, and the Judiciary Committee’s advancement of Pettingill to the full Senate for a confirmation vote on September 19, 2019.