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U.S. Marshal Nominees - 111th Congress

Craig E. Thayer: Nominee for United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Washington

Craig Ellis Thayer is currently serving his sixteenth year as the elected Sheriff of Stevens County in Colville, Washington. He began his association with the Sheriff’s Office in 1972, and worked his way up through the ranks to his current position. Mr. Thayer received his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice and Juris Doctorate degree from Gonzaga University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the National Sheriffs’ Institute, and the Northwest Law Enforcement Executive Command College. Mr. Thayer is a past president of both the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs and the Washington State Sheriffs’ Association. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice