HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - President Trump on Friday nominated Kenji Price to serve as U.S. attorney for the District of Hawaii.
Price previously served as the state's interim U.S. attorney. Prior to that, he was the director of Alston, Hunt, Floyd & Ing, a large law firm in Honolulu. He has previously worked as an assistant U.S. attorney in New York, where he tackled organized crime, public corruption and international drug trafficking cases.
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, touted the choice, saying he has the relevant experience that will serve him well in the position.
"Kenji Price is an excellent choice to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii, and I look forward to having him serve in that role," he said, in a statement.
Price, a Mililani High School graduate, grew up in the islands.