United States Attorney General Carter M. Stewart announced his resignation Friday afternoon, saying he would leave his Southern District of Ohio post on March 11 to take a job at a Columbus-area non-profit/foundation.
Stewart, 46, of Gahanna, became U.S. attorney in 2009.
“Since 2009, U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart has served the people of the Southern District of Ohio – and all Americans – with fidelity and distinction,” U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a news release.
“Throughout his tenure, he has brought his collaborative approach to a wide range of issues, convening important summits on civil rights, cybercrime, juvenile justice and opioid abuse.”
Stewart said serving in the job was the “highest honor” of his career.
“I could not be prouder to call myself a member of this U.S. Attorney’s office,” he said in a news release. “There are no more dedicated public a servants than the men and women in this office who push themselves every day to pursue our core mission: protecting and serving the citizens of the Southern District of Ohio through the ethical, vigorous, impartial enforcement of the laws of the United States.”