State Senate confirms Suzuki as attorney general of Hawaii

Updated: Mar. 29, 2018 at 5:37 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii State Senate confirmed Russell Suzuki as Hawaii attorney general on Thursday via unanimous vote.

Suzuki was acting attorney general since former AG Doug Chin resigned on Feb. 2 to become lieutenant governor.

Prior to his current post, Suzuki worked at the Department of the Attorney General as an attorney in the public sector for 36 years.

"Russell Suzuki comes to us with strong support from those who testified on his nomination observing that his seasoned judgement, extensive knowledge and professional demeanor will continue to be an asset to the Department of the Attorney General," said Senator Brian Taniguchi, in a news release.

He was also first deputy attorney general and a supervising deputy attorney general in the Administration and Education divisions. Before working at the DAG, Suzuki practiced several types of law including criminal defense, business, military and family law.

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