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Tsumoto Guidry appointed to Appellate Court

LIHU‘E — In a move that would bring parity to the judicial system, Gov. Josh Green appointed Kimberly Tsumoto Guidry as the next Intermediate Appellate Court judge.

The appointment, which was announced on April 6, must be confirmed by the state Senate.

“I am honored to receive this appointment,” said Guidry in a statement. “I know and fully appreciate the role, responsibility and work of an appellate court judge, and I would wholeheartedly take on this very important role with great passion and dedication.”

Green cited Guidry’s background as a key factor in her appointment to a position created in 2022.

“This appointment is long overdue, and we welcome the experience and commitment to public service that Kimberly will bring to the court system,” said Green in a statement.

“Her more than two-decade long career of working as a deputy attorney general demonstrates her
commitment to public sector law, and her familiarity with the appellate courts has prepared her well for the work necessary for this position,” Green said.

Guidry was born and raised in Hawai‘i. She is a graduate of the University of Hawai‘i Richardson School of Law and University of Hawaii at Manoa. She currently serves as solicitor general of Hawai‘i.

Guidry’s appointment, once confirmed, would bring the number of state judges and/or justices to a total of 40 females and 40 males. But that would change should Michelle L. Drewer also be confirmed as Circuit Court judge for the Second Circuit.


Wyatt Haupt Jr., editor, can be reached at 808-245-0457 or
Source: The Garden Island

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