The Factor has learned former Houston senior police officer and past president of the Houston Police Officers’ Union Gary Blankinship has been confirmed as the new U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Texas.
Blankinship was nominated in 2012 by President Barack Obama.
He will be sworn in sometime in the near future in Washington D.C. with a second official ceremony in Houston.
He was officially confirmed by Congress Wednesday afternoon with several other Obama appointments.