Fil-Am is Utah's first Asian-American attorney general

By Balitang America staff

Posted at Jan 09 2014 02:46 PM | Updated as of Jan 09 2014 10:46 PM

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

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.