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Application Deadline to Serve on State Ethics Commission Extended to April 10, 2020

Posted on Mar 25, 2020 in News & Reports, Press Releases


HONOLULU – The Judicial Council has extended the deadline to apply for one vacancy on the Hawaii State Ethics Commission. The new application deadline is April 10, 2020.

The term of service for this commissioner will be from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024.

Members of the Commission serve on a voluntary basis. Travel expenses incurred by neighbor island commissioners to attend meetings on Oahu will be reimbursed.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, residents of the State of Hawaii, and may not hold any other public office.

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. The Hawaii State Constitution prohibits members of the State Ethics Commission from taking an active part in political management or political campaigns.

The Judicial Council nominates two individuals for each vacancy on the Commission. The nominees’ names are sent to the Governor, who selects one of the nominees for appointment.

Interested persons should submit an application along with a resume and three letters of recommendation (attesting to the applicant’s character and integrity) postmarked by April 10, 2020 to:

Judicial Council, Hawaii Supreme Court
417 S. King Street, Second Floor
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-2902

Or via e-mail to:

Applications are available on the Hawaii State Judiciary website or by calling the Judicial Council at (808) 539-4702.


For more information, contact the Communications and Community Relations Office at 808-539-4909 or via email at

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