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Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees

Posted on Sep 16, 2013 in Press Releases

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald announced today that he is seeking written comment on judicial nominees for the current vacancy at the District Court of the Second Circuit (county of Maui).

The names submitted for this vacancy by the Judicial Selection Commission, in alphabetical order, are:

Brian A. Costa
Michelle L. Drewyer
Gregory J. Garneau
Kirstin M. Hamman
Georgia A. K. McMillen
Lloyd A. Poelman

Because the Chief Justice has the discretion to assign judges to the district or district family court calendar, comments about the qualifications and character of any of the nominees with regard to either calendar assignment may be sent, in writing, to:

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald
Supreme Court of Hawai`i
417 S. King Street
Honolulu, HI  96813
Fax:  808-539-4703

Comments must be post-marked, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered no later than Monday, September 30, 2013. All comments will be confidential.

The individual selected by the Chief Justice is subject to Senate confirmation.

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

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