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Notice of Petition for Retention–The Honorable Keith E. Tanaka

Posted on Sep 7, 2012 in JSC Retention, Judicial Selection Commission

For immediate release: Friday, September 7, 2012


The Judicial Selection Commission, State of Hawaiʻi, announces that the term of the Honorable Keith E. Tanaka as District Family Court Judge of the Second Circuit (Maui), State of Hawaiʻi, will expire on March 8, 2013. Judge Tanaka, in accordance with Section 3, Article VI of the Constitution of the State of Hawaiʻi, has petitioned to be retained in office and to be renewed for an additional term. The Constitution of the State of Hawaiʻi empowers the Commission to determine whether Judge Tanaka should be retained in office for an additional term of six years.

The Commission invites interested persons to submit written comments or fill out an evaluation form on whether Judge Tanaka should be retained in office for a new term. All written comments and evaluation forms will be kept CONFIDENTIAL.

Please visit the Commission’s website and fill out form JS-P-081, the Judicial Evaluation Retention Form. Written comments and/or form JS-P-081 must be postmarked or faxed by Thursday, December 6, 2012 to:

Commissioner Chair Susan M. Ichinose Judicial Selection Commission
State of Hawaiʻi
417 S. King Street
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96813
FAX: (808) 538-5205

For more information, visit the Judicial Selection Commission webpage or contact the Commission via email at

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