The Judicial Council is looking for applicants to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Hawaii State Ethics Commission.

The term will run from July 1 through June 30, 2024.

The commission’s mission, according to its website, is to “preserve the public’s confidence in our government by promoting high ethical standards among public servants.”

The commission works to resolve ethical issues involving legislators, other state employees and registered lobbyists.

A screen shot from the the Hawaii State Ethics Commission website. Current commissioners are (from left) Susan N. DeGuzman, Ruth D. Tschumy, Reynard D. Graulty (the chair), Melinda Wood and Wesley F. Fong. DeGuzman’s term expires June 30.


The guide for that work is the State Ethics Code and lobbyists law.

The work of commissioners is voluntary, but travel expenses for meetings are reimbursed. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, residents of Hawaii and may not hold any public office.

Commissioners also cannot take an active part in political management or political campaigns.

The Judicial Council nominates two individuals for each vacancy on the Commission, and the names are sent to the governor for selection.

Click here for application information.

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