A state senator from Oxford, Miss., is among those being considered for U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Mississippi, The Daily Journal reported.
U.S. Rep. Travis Childers (D-Miss.) confirmed to the paper that state Sen. Gray Tollison is in the running for the post. Tollison, a member of the state Senate since 1996, is chairman of the committee that considers changes to the state’s criminal laws. He is also the son of Oxford attorney and well known local Democrat Grady F. Tollison, according to the paper.
The Obama administration also considered Southern District of Mississippi Assistant U.S. Attorney Felicia Adams and Oxford, Miss., criminal defense attorney Christi McCoy for the post. Northern District of Mississippi Assistant U.S. Attorney Curtis Ivy has also been mentioned as a candidate for the position.