Sullivan Introduces Alaskan Federal District Court Nominee at Judiciary Hearing

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today introduced Joshua Kindred, President Donald J. Trump’s nominee to serve as the U.S. District Court judge for the District of Alaska, in a hearing on pending judicial nominations in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“I first met Josh a decade ago, Mr. Chairman, when I was Alaska’s Attorney General. He was working with me as a prosecutor in the Criminal Division. I was impressed then, and continue to be impressed, with his fierce commitment to equal justice under the law, respect for all, and [his] deep understanding of Alaska’s unique legal landscape,” said Senator Sullivan. ”He has broad-based criminal litigation experience…[He] has significant civil litigation experience on some of the most prominent legal issues facing Alaska. He has served as environmental counsel for the Alaska Oil & Gas Association and, most recently, as the regional solicitor general for the Department of the Interior…Finally, Josh has very strong qualifications in regard to being familiar with the numerous complex federal laws that are Alaska specific.

“Mr. Chairman, Josh Kindred understands Alaska’s unique legal jurisprudence, he is committed to honoring Congress’s commitments to Alaska’s first peoples, he is committed to equal justice under the law, and [he] will serve with honor and distinction on the federal court in Alaska. I urge that his nomination be sent to the floor with a positive recommendation.”


Joshua Kindred is the regional solicitor for the Alaska Region of the U.S. Department of the Interior in Anchorage, Alaska. Before joining the Interior Department, Mr. Kindred was environmental counsel to the Alaska Oil and Gas Association and served as an Assistant District Attorney and Violent Unit Supervisor for the State of Alaska. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Kindred served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Paul DeMuniz of the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon. Mr. Kindred earned his B.A. from the University of Alaska Anchorage and his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Willamette Law Review.

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