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David Gierlach

The chairman of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority finds fulfillment in public service

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 21, 2011

~~<p>Practically the first place David Gierlach headed after stepping off the plane here 30 years ago was Hale Mohalu, the Pearl City residence for Hansen's disease patients targeted for demolition. Not long after that, he was in Chinatown joining in with the protest against evictions there.</p>
<p>It was clear that Gierlach, 54, has a heart for social issues. Some he pursued while he was an attorney, litigating cases against police corruption in Hawaii County, and against priests accused of child molestation.</p>
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Practically the first place David Gierlach headed after stepping off the plane here 30 years ago was Hale Mohalu, the Pearl City residence for Hansen's disease patients targeted for demolition. Not long after that, he was in Chinatown joining in with the protest against evictions there.

It was clear that Gierlach, 54, has a heart for social issues. Some he pursued while he was an attorney, litigating cases against police corruption in Hawaii County, and against priests accused of child molestation. Login for more...



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