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State campaign spending panel hires new director

HONOLULU (AP) - The state Campaign Spending Commission will soon have a new executive director.

The panel on Wednesday hired Kristin Izumi-Nitao to lead the agency beginning Nov. 4.

Current director Barbara Wong is retiring Oct. 28 after five years at the agency's helm.

Izumi-Nitao currently is a deputy state attorney general with responsibility for the Hawaii Internet and Technology Crimes Unit.

It investigates and prosecutes crimes involving the Internet and children.

Earlier in her career, she was legal adviser to the board that oversees the state Employees' Retirement System, a Honolulu deputy prosecutor and a law clerk for a chief justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court.

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