- Associated Press - Friday, July 1, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii State Ethics Commission is selecting an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer to be its new executive director.

The commission announced Friday members unanimously selected Daniel Gluck. He has worked for ACLU of Hawaii since 2007.

He replaces Les Kondo, who was appointed by the state Legislature to serve as state auditor. Kondo faced criticism last year because of new rules Kondo put in place, which included reining in gifts to lawmakers.

The commission’s leader is tasked with administration and enforcement of the state ethics code for state officials and lobbyist laws for those who lobby the Legislature.

Gluck says he’ll work to ensure Hawaii’s lawmakers, employees and lobbyists adhere to the highest ethical standards.

He’s a graduate of Harvard Law School.

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