UH regent is a
judicial nominee

Ted Hong is one of six people
considered for a vacant Hilo post

Ted Hong, a member of the University of Hawaii Board of Regents and the director of the Office of Collective Bargaining, is one of six nominees to fill a vacancy on the Circuit Court in Hilo.

Gov. Linda Lingle released the names of the six yesterday, saying she was doing so to give the public a chance to comment on the nominees.

The names were sent to Lingle by the Judicial Selection Commission, which initially screens the list of persons applying for judicial appointments. Lingle has 30 days to pick one. Her nominee must then be approved by the state Senate.

The nominees are:

>> Harry P. Freitas, 45, a Big Island deputy corporation counsel and a former deputy prosecutor and public defender.

>> Glenn S. Hara, 57, a partner in the law firm of Roehrig, Roehrig, Wilson and Hara. He is a former director for the Hawaii State Bar Association and was also a per-diem District Court judge.

>> Hong, 46, also a former Big Island deputy corporation counsel and a private attorney.

>> Joseph K. Kamelamela, 50, a deputy corporation counsel and deputy prosecuting attorney.

>> Diana L. Van De Car, 51, has her own law practice and is a former partner in the law firm of Case and Lynch.

>> Terence T. Yoshioka, 60, is a District Family Court judge.

Public comments on the nominees may be sent via e-mail to or by fax at 808-586-0006.


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