Wisconsin’s Federal Nominating Commission is recommending four people as possible candidates for an opening as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
The group announced that it has forwarded to U.S. Sens. Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold for consideration. The list of candidates includes three department veterans, Richard Glen Frohling, Mel S. Johnson and James L. Santelle. The fourth candidate is Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Maxine A. White.
The 12-member commission, chaired by Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O’Hear, developed its recommendation after reviewing .
Former U.S. Attorney Steven Biskupic stepped down in January in anticipation of Barack Obama’s inauguration as president. Biskupic was appointed to the position by President George W. Bush.
A total of 10 people applied for the position, including five assistant U.S. attorneys.