SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) -- Joseph D. Brown has taken the oath of office to become the 35th United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas.
Brown was nominated by President Donald Trump on Nov. 2, 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Feb. 15, 2018. He took the oath of office on Monday from U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant.
“It is a tremendous honor and privilege to join the United States Attorney’s Office,” Brown said. “I appreciate the President’s confidence and I look forward to making a difference in East Texas. Prosecution and law enforcement are in my blood, and helping to keep our communities safe is important work that I really love.”
Brown, 47, of Sherman, Texas, is the top-ranking federal law enforcement official in the Eastern District of Texas, which is comprised of 43 counties stretching from the Oklahoma border to the Gulf of Mexico.
On Tuesday, Grayson County commissioners thanked Brown for his 17 years of service. "Today was just a day of thanking him for his 17 years of serving in Grayson County," Judge Bill Magers said. "We wish him and his family godspeed on their adventure it's a great opportunity for Joe, and a great reflection on Grayson County as well."
Brown's new district includes six fully staffed offices in Beaumont, Plano, Tyler, Sherman, Texarkana, and Lufkin with 93 employees, including 46 prosecutors.