Governor Tom Corbett picks an Attorney General for Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania is no longer without a permanent Attorney General. On Tuesday, Governor Tom Corbett named Linda L. Kelly to succeed him.

“I am excited about the opportunity to continue my service to the people of Pennsylvania in this new and challenging endeavor,” Kelly said. “I am honored and humbled by Governor Corbett’s confidence in me and I look forward to working with the men and women of the attorney general’s office.”

Kelly began her career as a prosecutor in the 1980′s. She has served as an assistant district attorney and is currently working out of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, as a senior litigator.

“I know from my personal experience that throughout her career she has consistently demonstrated good judgment, common sense and has the experience to successfully lead the Attorney General’s office,” Corbett said.

As the new AG, Kelly will oversee over 700 employee; spread across the commonwealth’s 20 offices.

Her nomination is now in the hands of the Pennsylvania Senate. According to AP, Kelly has agreed not to run for the position in 2012; following what has become a long-standing tradition.

She was twice named acting U.S. Attorney, first for 15 months through October 1998 and then for five months in 2001.She is 61. Kelly and husband Paul have a daughter. The couple has a daughter. The last time a woman held the office was in the early 1960′s, and that is before it became an elected position.Pennsylvania is no longer without a permanent Attorney General. On Tuesday, Governor Tom Corbett named Linda L. Kelly to succeed him as Attorney General.

Kelly began her career as a prosecutor in the 1980′s. She has served as an assistant district attorney and is currently working out of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, as a senior litigator.

As the new AG, Kelly will oversee over 700 employee; spread across the commonwealth’s 20 offices.

Her nomination is now in the hands of the Pennsylvania Senate. According to AP, Kelly has agreed not to run for the position in 2012; following what has become a long standing tradition.

She is 61, and is married with one daughter.

The last time a woman held the office was in the early 1960′s,and that is before it became an elected position.

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