Assemblymember Wallace: Congratulations to Trini Ross on Her Historic Confirmation as U.S. Attorney for Western District of New York

“I congratulate Trini Ross on her confirmation as the next United States Attorney for the Western District of New York. Having known Ms. Ross professionally and personally for almost 20 years, I can attest that she has the experience, character, and judgment needed to perform the critical work of lead prosecutor for the WDNY.

“Prior to my election to the state Assembly, I served for over a decade as a federal law clerk for the WDNY, where I saw Ms. Ross indict, prosecute, try, and resolve cases ethically and fairly through- out her tenure as an Assistant United States Attorney. She was respected by fellow prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges, and earned a reputation as an AUSA who worked hard to satisfy the government’s burden and who made sure that federal laws were applied fairly and equally to everyone.

Her impressive career illustrates that she is eminently qualified to serve as the next United States Attorney for the Western District of New York.

“Additionally, Trini Ross is the first woman of color to hold this office. Her confirmation helps ensure that positions of leadership in our justice system reflect the diversity of the people whom they serve. I thank Majority Leader Schumer, Sen. Gillibrand, President Biden, and the United States Sen- ate for supporting Ms. Ross’s historic confirmation.”