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Washington, D.C.—On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to consider nominations for lifetime appointments to the federal judiciary. Senator Orrin Hatch, the former chairman and longest-serving current member of the Committee, introduced Ronald G. Russell, the nominee to the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. 

“I have participated in the appointment of nearly three-quarters of the judges who have served on Utah’s federal district court,” Hatch said. “When selecting a candidate to recommend for nomination, I consider not only the individual’s credentials that can be put on paper, but also his reputation and the impressions I draw from extensive interviews. In Ron Russell, I found not only a man with an outstanding resume, but also an upstanding servant of his community. As such, I was honored to recommend Ron for appointment, and now I urge my colleagues to approve Ron’s nomination promptly.”

Ronald G. Russell is a graduate of Weber State College and the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, where he served as Managing Editor of the Utah Law Review. He then clerked on the U.S. District Court in Utah for Judge David Winder, after which he joined the law firm of Parr, Brown, Gee and Loveless in Salt Lake City. He also served for 12 years as an elected official in local government in Utah. If confirmed, Russell will fill the seat of Judge Ted Stewart, who took senior status in September 2014.