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Hawaii Attorney General

Current State AG
Holly Shikada (D)
Political Party
Democrat
Assumed Office

2021

Holly Shikada was appointed as Attorney General of Hawaii by Gov. David Ige in December 2021 after former Attorney General Clare Connors was confirmed as U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii. Prior to her appointment, AG Shikada was first deputy attorney general. She has 30 years of experience in the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General, including 18 years as supervising deputy attorney general for the Education Division. AG Shikada started her legal career in private practice with the Fujiyama Duffy...

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Holly Shikada was appointed as Attorney General of Hawaii by Gov. David Ige in December 2021 after former Attorney General Clare Connors was confirmed as U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii. Prior to her appointment, AG Shikada was first deputy attorney general. She has 30 years of experience in the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General, including 18 years as supervising deputy attorney general for the Education Division. AG Shikada started her legal career in private practice with the Fujiyama Duffy & Fujiyama law firm.

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State AGs are elected in 43 states and D.C. In Hawaii, the governor appoints the AG.

  • Next Election:November 8, 2022
  • Election Process:Appointed
  • Term/Limit:Serves at pleasure of  governor/none

Latest Hawaii Attorney General News & Insights

Developments in Post-AG Roles for Two Attorneys General

Hawaii AG Clare Connors’ nomination for U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii was approved by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and is now up for a full Senate vote. Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge, who is term-limited from running again for AG, dropped out of the 2022 gubernatorial race and will instead seek the Republican…

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Hawaii Attorney General Nominated for U.S. Attorney

Hawaii AG Clare Connors was nominated by President Joe Biden for U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii. Connors was appointed to the AG’s office in January 2019 by Governor David Ige. Prior to serving as AG, Connors worked as a private-practice attorney and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney from 2004 to 2011. To…

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