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Marion Higa set a high bar


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 01, 2012

~~<p>Hawaii department supervisors have learned over the past two decades to toe the line or brace themselves for a public scolding from state auditor Marion Higa. Now Higa is retiring, at the end of this year, leaving state legislators with the challenging task of finding a person with the integrity, grace and courage to fill the position. It will be no small task to replace the state's most trusted official.</p>
<p>Higa, 70, joined the auditor's office 41 years ago and was put in charge in late 1991, appointed by state legislators in the following year. According to the state Constitution, her replacement will be appointed by majority votes by the House and the Senate.</p>
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Hawaii department supervisors have learned over the past two decades to toe the line or brace themselves for a public scolding from state auditor Marion Higa. Now Higa is retiring, at the end of this year, leaving state legislators with the challenging task of finding a person with the integrity, grace and courage to fill the position. It will be no small task to replace the state's most trusted official.

Higa, 70, joined the auditor's office 41 years ago and was put in charge in late 1991, appointed by state legislators in the following year. According to the state Constitution, her replacement will be appointed by majority votes by the House and the Senate. Login for more...



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