Mayor Rybak Applauds Nomination of Lubinski to US Marshal Post
Asst. Police Chief Lubinski Represents Best of Minneapolis
October 14, 2009 (MINNEAPOLIS) -- Mayor R.T. Rybak today congratulated Minneapolis Assistant Police Chief Sharon Lubinski for her nomination by President Obama to the position of U.S. marshal. President Obama made the nomination Tuesday. Lubinski’s nomination was recommended by Senator Amy Klobuchar and is subject to Senate confirmation.
"I am incredibly happy for Assistant Chief Lubinski, this nomination is entirely deserved, and I think that President Obama made the right choice," Mayor Rybak said. "In her years of service to the City of Minneapolis, Sharon has been a shining example of what a Minneapolis officer should be. She has not only been an excellent leader within the city and our community, but is also one of the most empathetic and caring police officers I have ever met."
Lubinski has served with the Minneapolis police department for 20 years and has been involved in law enforcement for nearly three decades. The nomination is notable in that her appointment would make her the first openly gay person in history to serve as a U.S. marshal. She would also be one of only two active female marshals in the entire country.
"Lubinski’s nomination is historic, but then again, Sharon is used to making history," Mayor Rybak added. "I have no doubt in my mind that her courage, tenacity, and empathy will make her a terrific U.S. marshal."
There are 94 U.S. marshals nationwide, one for every federal judicial district. They are charged with protecting federal witnesses, court officials and buildings, and the apprehension and transportation of federal prisoners.
Published Oct. 14, 2009