The Hawaii State Ethics Commission announced Friday that it has tapped the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii to be its new executive director.

Gluck, whose last day at the ACLU of Hawaii was Thursday, will assume his position Aug. 1. He replaces Les Kondo, who was appointed by the Legislature in April to serve as the state auditor.

Daniel Gluck
Daniel Gluck (right) joined Gov. David Ige on Wednesday for a bill signing of House Bill 2084, which prohibits all insurers in the state from discriminating against individuals based on their gender identity. American Civil Liberties Union

Gluck, a graduate of the Harvard Law School, will oversee enforcement of the state ethics code and the lobbyists law. “I will work to ensure our state’s lawmakers, employees and lobbyists adhere to the highest ethical standards,” he said in a statement.

“We are excited to have Gluck join the commission’s staff as executive director,” said Susan DeGuzman, chair of the commission, which unanimously picked Gluck. “He possesses stellar academic professional credentials and has demonstrated the temperament and skills to help fulfill the commission’s mission.”

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