CONCORD — Federal magistrate Landya McCafferty has been nominated to the position of judge at U.S. District Court in Concord.
If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, McCafferty would succeed Judge Stephen McAuliffe, who is retiring.
McCafferty has been a federal magistrate since 2010. She also worked as an attorney for the New Hampshire Public Defender and spent more than six years as counsel for the Attorney Discipline Office.
U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) endorsed the nomination in a joint press release, noting McCafferty would be the first woman to reach the U.S. District Court bench in New Hampshire.
“Judge Landya McCafferty is an incredibly qualified and accomplished individual with extensive federal court experience,” the senators said in the statement. “Her nomination is a testament to her impeccable credentials and we are confident that she will serve the federal bench well. We look forward to supporting her historic nomination and urge the Senate to conduct a swift confirmation.”
The White House announced McCafferty’s nomination on Thursday.