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Comments sought on judicial nominees

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald announced Monday that he’s seeking public comment about nominees for a judgeship in the District Court of the Third Circuit on the Big Island.

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

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• Mark D. Disher is currently a county deputy corporation counsel. He’s a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2008.

• Brandon K. Flores is currently a state deputy attorney general. He’s a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 1996.

• Stephen L. Frye is currently a county deputy prosecutor. He’s a graduate of Chapman University Fowler School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2013.

• Haaheo M. Kahoohalahala is currently a county deputy prosecutor. She’s a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2012.

• Charles E. Murray III is currently a county deputy prosecutor. He’s a graduate of George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2015.

• Kimberly B.M. Taniyama is currently in private practice and serves as a per diem judge in the District Court of the Third Circuit. Taniyama is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 1997.

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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 Hawaii, 417 South King St., Honolulu, HI 96813; faxed to (808) 539-4703; or emailed to chiefjustice@courts.hawaii.gov.

Comments should be postmarked, emailed, faxed, or hand-delivered no later than Sept. 27. All comments will be kept confidential.

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