The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Hawai`i State Ethics Commission created by the expiration of Commissioner Maria Sullivan’s four-year term on June 30, 2012. The council is also seeking nominees to fill the unexpired term of Les Knudsen who resigned. Knudsen's term runs through June 30, 2014.
Applicants must be U. S. citizens, residents of the State of Hawai`i and may not hold any other public office. The Hawai`i State Constitution prohibits members of the Ethics Commission "from taking an active part in political management or political campaigns."
Applicants from all islands may apply. Travel expenses incurred by neighbor island members to attend meetings on O`ahu will be reimbursed.
The Ethics Commission addresses ethical issues involving legislators, registered lobbyists, and state employees (with the exception of judges, who are governed by the Commission on Judicial Conduct). The five commission members are responsible for investigating complaints, providing advisory opinions, and enforcing decisions issued by the Commission.
Interested persons should submit an application, a resume and three letters of recommendation (attesting to the applicant’s character and integrity) postmarked by Thursday, February 28, 2013 to: Judicial Council, Hawai`i Supreme Court, 417 S. King Street, Second Floor, Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813-2902.
An application is available on the Judiciary website or can be obtained from the Communications and Community Relations Office, Room 212, Ali`iolani Hale, 417 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813 or by calling the Judicial Council at 539-4702.