The U.S. Senate has approved the
nomination of Sharon Lubinski, the nation's first openly lesbian U.S.
Marshal. Lubinski will become the district of Minnesota's U.S.
Lubinski was recommended to President
Obama by Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat.
“Sharon Lubinski will be an excellent
U.S. Marshal,” Klobuchar said in a statement announcing Lubinski's
confirmation. “Her mix of experience managing a large, urban
police department and working in a rural sheriff's office makes her
uniquely qualified for this position. I know she will make Minnesota
proud as she serves in this role.”
administration is on track to setting a new record on openly gay,
lesbian, bisexual and transgender appointees. President Clinton
appointed about 140 gay officials over 8 years. In his first year
in office, Obama has appointed nearly 100 openly LGBT officials.
Lubinski has over 30 years of law
enforcement experience and has served as the assistant police chief
for the city of Minneapolis since 2006.