MIL-OSI USA: Brown, Portman Applaud Nomination of Kenneth Parker for U.S. Attorney for Southern District of Ohio


US Senate News:

Source: United States Senator for Ohio Sherrod Brown
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today applauded President Biden’s decision to nominate Kenneth Parker for the position of U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. The Southern District of Ohio serves over 5 million Ohioans, consists of the 48 southern counties in Ohio and has offices in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton. Parker must now be confirmed by the full U.S. Senate.
“Mr. Parker is a lifelong public servant who has dedicated his entire legal career to Southern Ohio,” said Brown. “His experience as a leader in a variety of roles at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District has prepared him to continue to pursue justice for all Ohioans. I am proud to support his nomination.”
“I congratulate Mr. Parker on his nomination and look forward to working with him as his confirmation process moves forward,” said Portman.
Mr. Parker is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio, where he has served since 1999. He served as Chief of the Criminal Division from 2011 to 2019 and as Chief of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force from 2010 to 2011. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Parker served as an Adjunct Professor of federal criminal practice at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Mr. Parker served as a law clerk for Judge S. Arthur Spiegel on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio from 1997 to 1999.  Mr. Parker received his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law in 1997 and his B.S., magna cum laude, from Tuskegee University in 1994.