Billings attorney Kurt Alme will be nominated as Montana’s U.S. Attorney

HELENA – Billings lawyer Kurt Alme has been recommended as Montana’s next U.S. attorney, the chief federal law officer in the state, whose appointment by the president must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

U.S. Senator Steve Daines, R-Mont., made the recommendation Thursday to President Donald Trump, saying Alme is the “right person for the job.”

“When looking for a person to recommend for the position of U.S. attorney, I wanted someone with experience in federal law enforcement and as a prosecutor,” Daines said in a statement. “Montanans deserve a U.S. attorney with public safety and management experience and that person is Kurt Alme.”

U.S. attorneys are political appointees and generally are recommended by a state’s U.S. senator who’s in the same party as the president.