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U.S. Marshal nominated for Southern Iowa

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin says the White House has formally nominated Michael Bladel of Ankeny for U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Iowa.

The Iowa Democrat made his recommendation Bladel's nomination last July, and the nomination will now be sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration.

Bladel is currently Law Enforcement Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney's office in the Southern District of Iowa, based in Des Moines.

Harkin said Wednesday that as a former Sheriff in Scott County and former Chief of Police in Davenport, Bladel has significant management experience and excellent relationships with law enforcement throughout the state.

Online Anchor:  Bob Waters

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