Claire Connors, who served under Gov. David Ige as Hawaii attorney general, on Tuesday was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as U.S. attorney for Hawaii.

The vote was unanimous, according to a press release from Sen. Mazie Hirono’s office.

Hirono, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Brian Schatz issued this statement:

“Clare Connors is an excellent choice to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii, and her unanimous confirmation by the Senate is proof of that. With her strong background in public service and her proven commitment to justice, we were proud to support her nomination, and are confident she will serve the people of Hawaii well.”

Connors was nominated by President Joe Biden at the suggestion of Hawaii’s senators. She is a Harvard Law School graduate and a former trial attorney with the Honolulu law firm Davis Levin Livingston.

Read more about Connors here.

Attorney General Clare Connors.
Hawaii Attorney General Clare Connors was approved by the U.S. Senate to be Hawaii’s next U.S. attorney. Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

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