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Wednesday, February 3, 2010
PHOTOS: Kubo for Judge Rally -- UPDATE: Senate confirms 24-1
By News Release @ 12:33 PM :: 12966 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

SB: Kubo wins Senate vote to become state judge

The state Senate this morning confirmed the nomination of Ed Kubo, a former federal prosecutor, as a state judge, with a 10-year term.

The nomination passed on a 24-1 vote, with Sen. Les Ihara as the sole "no" vote.

ADV: Senate approves Kubo as judge

Taniguchi said after speaking with Kubo privately yesterday that Kubo gave adequate answers to the disclosure issue. He said today that he wanted to give Kubo a chance.

"It seems like cooler heads have prevailed," said state Sen. Sam Slom, R-8th (Kahala, Hawaii Kai), one of Kubo's strongest supporters. 

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News Release from  SameOld  

The State Senate decided to push the vote on the nomination of Ed Kubo to – Wednesday February 3rd 9:30am . Which will be the last day they can vote to confirm. IF the Senate does not vote, Governor Linda Lingle will appoint Ed Kubo to Judgeship.

Come support Ed Kubo @ The State Senate (Hawaii State Capitol Building) . Open to the public Wednesday February 3rd @ 9:30am.

Hawaii State Capitol
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

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RELATED: Kubo nomination: Hanabusa, Souza tied to Pali Golf course shooters’ mob

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Despite Criticism by Senate Judiciary Chair, Public Rallies in Support of Ed Kubo for Circuit Court Judge

By Eliza Talbot

Ed Kubo served as U.S. attorney in Hawaii from 2001 to 2009 where he fought crime in our community with integrity and fairness and now the Governor has nominated him to serve as a judge on the First Circuit Court.

The Senate received almost 200 pages of public endorsements of Ed Kubo from all over the country. But, some senators have used fabrications and gossip to keep him out for their own political agendas.

Kubo can still get appointed but we need your help! We have 3 more days until the full Senate vote on Ed Kubo’s nomination to the First Circuit Court, this is the drop dead vote. We can fight the status quo and shady business in our state capitol.

How can you help?

Attend our rally and local entertainment to support Ed Kubo! Tuesday, Feb. 2, State Capitol at 4:30 pm.

Please also join us at the capitol for the final vote by the Senate. Wednesday, Feb 3, State Capitol at 8:30 a.m. Please wear red, white and blue.

Please EMAIL or CALL the Senators. Here is a website created by a community supporter about our cause. It contains the email addresses, photos and position of each Senator. Let them know you are disappointed and that they have lost your vote.

Become a fan of "Team Kubo" on Facebook

"There was overwhelming outpouring, from all sectors of the community, about this man's qualifications. And at no time was his integrity, his experience, his honesty, anything, questioned whatsoever," Sen. Sam Slom said at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Thank you for your support. Our State needs Ed Kubo to continue his great service to the community.


RELATED: Kubo nomination: Hanabusa, Souza tied to Pali Golf course shooters’ mob


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