Retired Judge Named Hawaii Redistricting Chair

UPDATED 5/2/2011 8:15 a.m.

Retired Circuit Court Judge Victoria Marks has been appointed as the ninth member and chair of the Hawaii Reapportionment Commission.

The selection, made by all five members of the Hawaii Supreme Court in an order [pdf] filed at noon Friday, came after the commission was unable to settle its political differences and pick its own chair within a 30-day deadline.

The full commission must be assembled by May 1, per the Hawaii Constitution. Friday was the last day for the court to act.

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