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August 10, 2021

King, Pingree, Golden Applaud Darcie McElwee’s Nomination to Serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden applauded the announcement that Darcie McElwee, a Caribou native, graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, and longtime Assistant U.S. Attorney, has been nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as the United States Attorney for the District of Maine. In order to provide counsel to President Biden during this process, Senator King and Representatives Pingree and Golden convened a committee of distinguished Maine legal professionals who met with a number of qualified candidates before issuing recommendations to the White House.

“After an extensive review process and close consultation with the Biden Administration, we are pleased that President Biden has decided to nominate Darcie McElwee to serve as the next U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine,” said Senator King and Representatives Pingree and Golden. “An Aroostook County native, lifelong Mainer, and experienced Assistant U.S. Attorney with keen legal insights, Darcie has deep roots in our state and an impressive track record of public service. Throughout her tenure in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Portland, she has spearheaded DOJ’s anti-violence initiative, Project Safe Neighborhoods, and prosecuted a number of violent crimes including domestic violence, human trafficking, and cyberstalking. We believe that her experience and dedication make her a superb candidate for this role, and will advocate for her quick confirmation in the U.S. Senate.”

Darcie McElwee is an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine, where she has served since 2002. She has served as the Project Safe Neighborhoods Coordinator for the office since 2005. Between 2005 and 2008, McElwee was an adjunct professor of advanced trial advocacy at the University of Maine School of Law. She began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney for the Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties in Maine from 1998 to 2002. A native of Caribou, McElwee received her J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law in 1998 and her A.B. from Bowdoin College in 1995.


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