GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor to consider nominees to replace retired Judge Karen Ahn in First Circuit Court

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has received a list of nominees from the Judicial Selection Commission for the vacancy created by the retirement of former Circuit Judge Karen S. S. Ahn. Ahn retired in June 2016.

The commission submitted the list of nominees to the governor on January 12, 2017 after careful evaluation and investigation into the background and qualifications of each applicant.

The nominees are:

  • Todd W. Eddins – Attorney, Todd Eddins, Attorney at Law
  • Jeffrey A. Hawk – Attorney, Hawk Sing Ignacio & Waters, Attorneys at Law
  • Darolyn Lendio Heim – Attorney/Partner, McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon
  • Keith K. Hiraoka – Attorney/Managing Partner Roeca Luria Hiraoka LLP
  • Timothy E. Ho – Attorney, Chief Deputy Public Defender, State of Hawai‘i
  • Paul B. K. Wong – Judge, District Court of the First Circuit

Gov. Ige will interview each nominee and is seeking public comment on the governor’s website at governor.hawaii.gov – Contact the Governor.

Gov. Ige has 30 days, or until Feb. 11 to make his appointment.

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Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

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Office of the Governor

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Mobile: 808-798-3929

jodi.c.leong@hawaii.gov

 

Cindy McMillan

Communications Director

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0012

Mobile: 808-265-7974

cindy.mcmillan@hawaii.gov