Member's Press Release

Release Date: 08/12/2021
Contact: Brittany Carowick at 304-357-7924

Stephen Baldwin,Michael Woelfel

Minority Leadership Congratulates Ihlenfeld

Charleston, WV - President Biden has nominated Senator William Ihlenfeld, Jr. (D-Ohio) to serve as the US Attorney for the Northern District. Senate Democratic leadership applauds this selection.

“It has been our distinct honor to serve alongside Bill Ihlenfeld in the Senate since 2018,” said Minority Leader Stephen Baldwin (D-Greenbrier). “Bill brings a sharp mind, a tender heart, and a tenacious work ethic to bear on every task before him. While we are sad to lose him as a member of the WV Senate, our loss is a gain for the state of West Virginia and the American people. During his time in the WV Senate, Bill strongly supported law enforcement, advocated for additional safeguards to guard our children, and championed common sense protections such as your right to receive the internet speed for which you pay. He also frequently stood on the floor, speaking out for the rule of law to ensure our state laws comported with federal laws. I’m confident he will be tenacious in enforcing the law and seeking justice as the US Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia.”

“Bill will continue to serve in the WV Senate during the US Senate confirmation process. That process is likely to take several months,” said Baldwin.

“President Biden’s nomination of Bill comes as no surprise in light of his exemplary performance as US Attorney,” said Senator Mike Woelfel (D-Cabell,), the Minority Whip. “The state Senate will miss Bill’s wit and intellect. We wish him the best.”

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