A state senator from Glen Carbon and an officer with the Illinois State Police have been nominated for key federal posts in Southern Illinois.
U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin and U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, both Democrats representing Illinois today released the following statement after the White House announced the nominations of Rachelle L. Crowe to serve as United States attorney for the Southern District of Illinois and David C. Davis to serve as United States marshal for the Southern District of Illinois.
Based on recommendations made by the screening committee the senators established in the Southern District, Durbin and Duckworth forwarded the names of individuals to President Biden for consideration for these positions, including Crowe and Davis.
“We are pleased that President Biden has nominated Rachelle Crowe and David Davis. They have the qualifications, integrity, and judgment to serve with distinction as a U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal in the Southern District of Illinois. We appreciate the Administration working with us and with our nonpartisan screening committee to reach consensus on nominees who will serve the people of Illinois well. We look forward to guiding their nominations through the Senate.”
Last year, Durbin and Duckworth established three screening committees to review candidates for U.S. attorney and U.S. marshal positions in Illinois. Their screening committees are comprised of distinguished members of Illinois’ legal community, including former judges, prosecutors, defenders, litigators, academics, legal aid attorneys, and law enforcement leaders.
The committees have carefully evaluated candidates by reviewing their professional records and application questionnaires, contacting references, and conducting interviews, and have submitted their findings and recommendations to the Senators. Durbin and Duckworth have interviewed the finalists, reviewed their records, and consulted with each other regarding their qualifications.
Now that the President has submitted the nominations to the U.S. Senate, they will be reviewed by the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which Durbin is the chair, and the nominees will ultimately receive a vote in the committee.
If the nominations are approved by the Judiciary Committee, the nominees will receive a vote by the full Senate.
Rachelle L. Crowe: United States Attorney Nominee for the Southern District of Illinois
Rachelle L. Crowe, a Glen Carbon Democrat, has served as the state senator for Illinois’s 56th District since 2019.
From 2006 to 2018, she served as an assistant state’s attorney in the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office in the Violent Crimes, General Felony and Juvenile Abuse units.
She was previously an associate at three law firms: Carmody MacDonald P.C. from 2004 to 2006, Riezman Berger from 2002 to 2004, and Hoagland, Fitzgerald, Smith & Praintis from 2000 to 2002.
Crowe received her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2000 and her B.A. from the University of Missouri in St. Louis in 1996.
David C. Davis: United States Marshal Nominee for the Southern District of Illinois
David C. Davis has served as a Task Force officer for the Illinois State Police Department since 2017. From 1994 to 2016, Davis worked for the United States Marshals Service, where he served as supervisory deputy United States marshal from 2014 to 2016, criminal investigator from 2005 to 2014, witness security inspector from 2003 to 2004, and Deputy United States Marshal from 1994 to 2004. Davis received his M.A. from Webster University in 2018 and his B.A. from University of Missouri at St. Louis in 1985.