10.16.19

Senators Sullivan, Murkowski Praise Nomination of Joshua Kindred

Today, U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) applauded President Donald J. Trump’s announcement on his intent to nominate Joshua Kindred to serve as United States District Court Judge for the District of Alaska.

“I congratulate Joshua on being nominated to serve on the federal bench for the District of Alaska,” said Senator Sullivan. “With his extensive criminal and trial experience, combined with a deep understanding of Alaska and Alaska-centric federal laws that are so important to our state, like the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA), I am confident he will be an exceptional jurist who will faithfully apply the law and uphold the Constitution.”

“Congratulations to Joshua on this nomination. We are proud of his continued dedication and willingness to serve Alaska and Alaskans,” said Senator Murkowski. “Joshua, a homegrown Alaskan, has an array of experience in both public and private practice, including in criminal and civil litigation and natural resource law. The balance of working in both public and private practice gives him a well-rounded background for understanding all sides of the court process. This experience will serve him, and Alaskans, well.”

BACKGROUND:

Joshua Kindred is the Regional Solicitor for the Alaska Region of the Department of the Interior in Anchorage, Alaska.  Before joining the Department of the Interior, 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.