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Senator Collins’ Statement on Nomination of Darcie McElwee to Serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins released this statement following the announcement that Assistant U.S. Attorney Darcie McElwee, a fellow native of Caribou, has been nominated by President Biden to be U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine.


“For nearly two decades, Darcie has provided exceptional service to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maine, helped to keep our state safe, and protected victims of crimes.  She is an experienced law enforcement professional, and her nomination builds on the tradition of capable career prosecutors filling this important position in Maine.  I look forward to working with my colleagues to advance Darcie’s nomination so that she can continue her distinguished service to our state and our country.”


Ms. McElwee has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney since 2002.  She is a member of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and a past president of the Cumberland Bar Association.  She has served on the adjunct faculty of the University of Maine School of Law and at the Maine Trial Lawyers College of Advocacy.  She primarily prosecutes violent crime cases such as sex trafficking, interstate domestic violence, and child sexual exploitation, as well as firearms and arson cases.


McElwee is a native of Caribou and a graduate of Bowdoin College and the University of Maine School of Law.