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President Obama Nominates First Openly Lesbian U.S. Marshal

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –President Obama nominated openly lesbian Sharon Lubinski yesterday for U.S. Marshal for the District of Minnesota. Lubinski is the Assistant Chief of Police at the Minneapolis Police Department, where she has served for 20 years. If confirmed, she would be the first openly gay person to wear the badge.

"Assistant Chief Lubinski has dedicated her career to the noble cause of protecting her fellow Americans," said President Obama. "She has displayed exceptional courage in the pursuit of justice, and I am honored to nominate her today to continue her selfless work as a U.S. Marshal for the District of Minnesota."

Sharon Lubinski is the Assistant Chief of Police at the Minneapolis Police Department. She has served in the Minneapolis Police Department for 20 years, 10 of those years in command positions. Prior to joining the Minneapolis Police Department, she spent eight years with the Dane County Sheriff’s Department in Madison, Wisconsin. She is currently a member of the community faculty at Metropolitan State University School of Criminal Justice. Lubinski earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master’s from Hamline University, where she is also currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Public Administration.