President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated a high-ranking Jackson County prosecutor to become U.S. attorney for western Missouri.
Angela Tammy Dickinson is chief trial assistant for the Jackson County prosecutor’s office and recently wrapped up the high-profile prosecutions of Independence pastor David K. Love and Teresa Stone in the 2010 killing of Randy Stone.
If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Dickinson would be the top federal prosecutor in western Missouri. She would replace acting U.S. attorney David Ketchmark.
Dickinson could not be reached for comment Thursday. Her current boss said she is proud that the president picked Dickinson.
“She has served the office of the Jackson County prosecutor honorably for over a decade, beginning as an intern and working her way up to a chief trial assistant,” said Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. “She will serve the U.S. attorney’s office with the same courage and integrity demonstrated during her years in Jackson County.”
In a written statement from the White House, Obama also praised Dickinson.
“Angela Tammy Dickinson has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to justice throughout her career, and I am honored to nominate her to serve the people of Missouri as U.S. attorney for the Western District,” the president said.
Before assuming her current position in 2002, Dickinson was an assistant Jackson County prosecutor from 1998 to 2002. She also worked briefly for the law firm of Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Gorny.
She graduated in 1998 from the UMKC Law School and received her bachelor’s degree in 1989 from Webster University.