March 15, 2019

Warner & Kaine Statement On Nomination Of Judge David Novak For U.S. District Court For The Eastern District Of Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement on the President’s nomination of U.S. Magistrate Judge David J. Novak for the vacancy in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division following Judge Henry E. Hudson’s decision to take senior status: 

“We are pleased that the President has nominated Judge Novak to fill the vacancy. Based on Mr. Novak’s distinguished record, we are confident he would serve capably on the bench. We hope our colleagues will join us to support this well-qualified nominee.”

In September, Warner and Kaine sent a letter to President Trump, recommending Judge Novak for the vacancy. Mr. Novak has served as U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District since 2012. He was previously nominated to fill a seat in the Richmond Division during the 110th Congress, but his nomination expired before Congress could confirm him.