David Louie’s term at Hawaii’s attorney general ended when David Ige was sworn in as governor Monday at the State Capitol.

Attorney General of Hawaii David Louie sits with his team at the Hawaii State Ethics Commission conference room.  19 nov 2014. photo Cory Lum.

David Louie is no longer Hawaii’s attorney general.

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Ige will not keep Louie in his cabinet, and instead will be relying upon Russell Suzuki on an interim basis until a successor is chosen.

Suzuki was Louie’s first deputy attorney general for the past four years.

Ige told reporters at his first press conference that it’s been a challenge to fill certain cabinet positions in part because of the salary level.

Especially for the attorney general and budget director, Ige said the pay is “not commensurate with the private sector.”

It’s expected Ige will announce more cabinet appointments later this week, but that he will likely be filling positions well into January.

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