The Trump administration announced its picks Friday to be Iowa's U.S. attorneys.

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Marc Krickbaum of Des Moines to be the U.S. Attorney for Iowa's Southern District, the White House said. The district, which is based in Des Moines, includes Davenport.

Krickbaum currently is an assistant in the U.S. Attorney's office for Illinois' Northern District, although he also previously worked in Iowa's Southern District office as an assistant attorney.

He was one of three people who Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst suggested to the White House for the post. Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren also was in the running.

Krickbaum is a graduate of the University of Iowa and got his law degree from Harvard Law School. He also clerked for Steven Colloton, a U.S. Appeals Court judge.

For Iowa's Northern District, the president intends to nominate Peter E. Deegan Jr. of Cedar Rapids. Deegan is currently an assistant in the Northern District office and is chief of its criminal division. He is a Notre Dame graduate and got his law degree from Wayne State University Law School.

Deegan has prosecuted a variety of federal offenses, with an emphasis on white-collar and business crime, the White House said.

In its announcement Friday, the White House said both men share the president's vision for "Making America Safe Again."

Senate confirmation will be required for both appointments.


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