Wicker, Cochran Congratulate Mike Hurst on Senate Confirmation

Miss. Senators Support Hurst’s Confirmation as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., today welcomed the unanimous Senate confirmation of D. Michael Hurst of Madison to be the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi.

Hurst was confirmed by unanimous consent late Tuesday to serve a four-year term as U.S. Attorney. President Trump nominated Hurst in June following a recommendation from Cochran and Wicker.

“The Senate has confirmed a talented attorney for this critical law-enforcement role. I am confident Mike Hurst will serve our nation and state well,” Cochran said.

“Mike Hurst will serve the Southern District of Mississippi with honor and distinction,” Wicker said. “President Trump made an excellent choice for this demanding role.”

In their recommendation of Hurst to President Trump, Cochran and Wicker noted that he was “exceptionally well-qualified to take on the important and challenging role of U.S. Attorney.”

Hurst is the current director of the Mississippi Justice Institute, a division of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy. He served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in Jackson from 2006 to 2015, working the criminal division. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s office, Hurst was legislative director and counsel to former U.S. Representative Chip Pickering (R-Miss.), as well as counsel to the Constitution Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee. Hurst is a graduate of Millsaps College and the George Washington University Law School.

The nomination of William Chadwick (Chad) Lamar of Oxford to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi is pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee.