HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Hawaii's attorney general becoming lieutenant governor (all times local):
The man who led Hawaii's fight against the Trump administration's travel ban is now the state's second highest office holder.
Doug Chin's spokesman Dylan Beesley says Chin signed the oath of office to become lieutenant governor at 7 a.m. Friday.
The former state attorney general succeeds Shan Tsutsui, who resigned Wednesday to take a job with a lobbying firm and spend more time with his family on Maui.
Chin was third in line for the job, after the Senate president and House speaker. Both declined the post.
Chin will continue campaigning for Congress while serving as lieutenant governor. He had already planned to step down as attorney general in March to focus on the campaign.
He aims to replace U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who is challenging Gov. David Ige in the Democratic gubernatorial primary.
Ige named Russell Suzuki acting attorney general until he finds a permanent replacement for Chin.
Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin, who led the state's legal opposition to the Trump administration's travel ban, will have a new job in state government.
Chin announced Friday he will accept the position of lieutenant governor, replacing Shan Tsutsui, who resigned this week.
Hawaii's attorney general is third in line of succession to become lieutenant governor in case of a vacancy, behind the Senate president and House speaker. Both legislators declined the lieutenant governor's post this week.
Chin had already announced he was resigning as attorney general in March to focus on a run for the U.S. House seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa. She is challenging Gov. David Ige in the Democratic gubernatorial primary.
Chin, also a Democrat, says he will continue to campaign for Congress.