Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that Halsey Frank, a current Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine and career prosecutor, has been confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate to be the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine. Senator Collins recommended Mr. Frank for the appointment and urged her colleagues to approve his nomination.
“Halsey is an intelligent, highly competent, experienced law enforcement professional,” said Senator Collins. “With 30 years of experience working for the U.S. Department of Justice in both Washington, D.C., and Maine, he is extraordinarily well-qualified to assume this crucial position. I am delighted that the Senate has confirmed Halsey unanimously, and I am confident he will serve the State of Maine and our nation very well.”
A resident of Portland, Mr. Frank has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for Maine for the past 17 years. Prior to this post, Mr. Frank was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and Wesleyan University.
As the senior Republican member of Maine’s congressional delegation, Senator Collins is advising the Trump Administration as it evaluates candidates for federal positions in the state. As part of that process, Senator Collins established an eight-member Federal Appointments Advisory Committee comprised of community leaders and experienced attorneys from across the state. Mr. Frank was one of the dozens of applicants the Committee assessed for Senate-confirmed vacancies in Maine.