If the U.S. Senate confirms Ariana Fajardo Orshan, President Donald Trump would have contributed to the first woman to be U.S. Attorney in South Florida. Trump’s nominee also gained the support of Florida Governor Rick Scott and Senator Marco Rubio, and she would be overseeing more than 200 federal prosecutors in what is considered one of the busiest districts in the country. She would be overseeing a district that extends from Key West to Fort Pierce, and nationwide it’s known as a district that prosecutes major drug-trafficking, fraud and terrorism cases.
If her confirmation goes through, she would be replacing Benjamin Greenberg, and the 46 year old would not only be the first woman assuming the position, but she’s also Cuban. Raised in Hialeah, she was appointed by Governor Scott to the circuit bench in 2012 and was then elected two years later.
Anastasia Garcia, a colleague and friend, also a family law attorney who supported Fajardo’s bid for the U.S. Attorney job, praised her by commenting that Fajardo’s “a woman of tremendous integrity. She’s very excited and really looking forward to the challenge of serving the community in a new capacity.”
Katherine Fernandez Rundle, a Miami Dade State Attorney, also took to twitter to congratulate Fajardo on the achievement.
BREAKING NEWS from @WhiteHouse If confirmed, our former prosecutor & currently Circuit Court Judge @MiamiDadeCourts Ariana Fajardo Orshan will serve as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. Congratulations Ariana!!! @MiamiDadeCourts @SDFLnews @fiulaw
— Kathy Rundle (@KathyFndzRundle) June 7, 2018