October 9, 1998

White House Nominates Tony Perez as U.S. Marshal for California's Southern District

Washington, DC — President Clinton has nominated Jose Antonio "Tony" Perez, a veteran of the U.S. Marshals Service from Los Angeles, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of California in San Diego.

Perez was recommended by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) last December for the post as head of the San Diego field office.

"Tony Perez's stellar record of achievement and vast experience will serve him well as U.S. Marshal for Southern District of California in San Diego," Senator Feinstein said. "I am very pleased that President Clinton has nominated him for this important post and urge the Senate to confirm him quickly."

"Tony Perez's nearly quarter century career in the Marshals Service has prepared him extremely well to take on the new challenge of running one of the department's field offices. He has earned the respect and admiration of the federal bench, the U.S. Attorney's Office and his peers within the law enforcement community —I look forward to the tremendous amount of leadership he will bring to the San Diego area," said Feinstein.

Perez currently serves as Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal for the Central District in Los Angeles, where he is responsible for overseeing 225 personnel, a budget of $1.1 million and seized asset of $90 million. He formerly served as acting U.S. Marshal for the Central District until the appointment of Marshal Michael Ramon.

Once confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Tony Perez will replace outgoing Marshal Steve Gregg, who retired last year.

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