WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) released the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee's approval of Richard G. Andrews to fill a seat on the United States District Court in Delaware. His nomination will now be considered by the full Senate.
"I commend the Senate Judiciary Committee for its approval of the nomination of Richard Andrews to serve on the U.S. District Court in Delaware. I know Rich's knowledge of the law and experience in the courts have prepared him well for a seat on the U.S. District Court. I am glad that his nomination is moving forward, and I am committed to working closely with Sen. Coons and my other Senate colleagues to ensure that his nomination moves through the Senate and to a confirmation vote as smoothly and quickly as possible."
Richard G. Andrews is the State Prosecutor for Delaware, a position he has held since 2007. As the State Prosecutor, Andrews oversees the Criminal Division of the Delaware Department of Justice. From 1983 to 2006, Andrews worked for the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Delaware as an Assistant United States Attorney. During his 23-year tenure in that office, Andrews served as Chief of the Criminal Division, First Assistant United States Attorney, and acting United States Attorney. From 1981 to 1982, Andrews clerked for the Honorable Collins J. Seitz of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Andrews received his J.D. in 1981 from University of California at Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law and his B.A. in 1977 from Haverford College.