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FILE - Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes announces Utah is filing a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma over the opioid crisis at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 31, 2018. President Donald Trump appointed Reyes to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on Thursday.

SALT LAKE CITY — President Donald Trump appointed Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on Thursday.

Reyes, a Republican, is among 12 people named to the commission Trump re-established to work with federal agencies to improve the health, education and economic status of Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities.

Reyes' father is of Filipino and Spanish descent, while his mother is of native Hawaiian and Japanese descent.