President Trump feels this Dakota County Judge would make a good U.S Attorney since she used to be an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Erica MacDonald has been a Dakota County Judge since 2009.  MacDonald received her B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Indiana) in 1989. She received her J.D. degree from the DePaul University College of Law (Chicago, Illinois) in 1997

As an Assistant U.S.Attorney, she dealt with cases dealing with violent crimes, drugs, human trafficking and child pornography. Her nomination would have to be confirmed by the Senate.

If she is confirmed she would replace Greg Brooker, who has been running the office on an interim basis since former U.S. Attorney Andy Luger was ordered to resign last year. There are 45 others in the office that carried over from the Obama administration.

Minnesota Judicial Branch Photo