On March 14, 2018, Governor David Ige appointed Russell Suzuki to serve as AG.
In Hawaii, the governor appoints the AG.
Seeking a seat in U.S. Congress, Hawaii’s Attorney General Doug Chin announced Sunday he will step down.
(Honolulu Star Advertiser) – State Attorney General Doug Chin announced today that he will continue to campaign for Congress while agreeing to fill out the remaining term of Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui, who resigned effective Wednesday.
(Hawaii News Now) – Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui will officially resign his role Wednesday, three days after announcing he’d be leaving the role for the private sector. And now state Attorney General Doug Chin is thinking it over.
State Attorney General Douglas Chin, who has been fighting President Donald Trump’s travel ban and other policies over the past year, has announced he will run for U.S. Congress. Chin, a Democrat, seeks to replace U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who is running for governor. Hanabusa is also a Democrat.
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