Durbin, Duckworth Statement On Confirmation Of Ladon Reynolds To Serve As U.S. Marshal For The Northern District Of Illinois

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed LaDon Reynolds to serve as U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Illinois:


“LaDon Reynolds is a seasoned law enforcement veteran who will serve with distinction in this important role. Starting in 1994, Chief Reynolds held several high-ranking positions for the Oak Park Police Department. He has the experience to succeed and help keep our communities and our federal judiciary safe.”


LaDon Reynolds served since 2019 as the Chief of Police and the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the Oak Park Police Department in Illinois before recently stepping down, and his service to the Oak Park Police Department began in 1994. Chief Reynolds has held numerous leadership positions while at the Department, including Detective Commander from 2010 to 2017, Deputy Police Chief from 2017 to 2018, and Acting Chief of Police from 2018 to 2019.


In February, Chief Reynolds was favorably voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee by a voice vote.  Over the course of the last three months, Durbin has asked unanimous consent twice on the Senate floor in an effort to confirm U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal nominees—including Chief Reynolds—whom Senate Republicans were holding.  Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) asked unanimous consent on 10 U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal nominees—including Chief Reynolds—and Republicans did not object, therefore confirming all 10 nominees.