Utah governor appoints FilAm attorney general

By Balitang America staff

Jan. 8. 2014

Filipino American Sean Reyes has been sworn in as Utah’s state attorney general, becoming the first Asian American to hold a statewide post in the state.

The 42-year-old Reyes, who graduated from UC Berkeley, was appointed to the post by Governor Gary Herbert.

Reyes who has Filipino and Spanish roots was born and raised in Southern California.

Prior to this post Reyes worked at a Utah media and technology company.

He was also a small claims judge, and served in a National Commission established by former President George W Bush to advise him on Hispanic American issues.

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  • JT
    9 January 2014 at 1:01 am - Reply

    Congratulations Utah, you have a conservative Republican Filipino Attorney General For sure he will ban same sex marriage and use of marijuana.

  • JD
    10 January 2014 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Good the Republicans filipino attorney general can talk in filipino in court before he deport them back to the philippines.

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