Hawaii governor appoints 2 to ethics commission

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie is appointing two new members of the state ethics commission.

The governor's office said Monday David O'Neal of Waipahu and Ruth Tschumy of Honolulu would begin serving immediately.

O'Neal is the general manager of the Mililani Town Association. He's also been a member of the Waipahu Neighborhood Board since 2010.

Tschumy has served as chair of the State of Hawaii Charter School Review Panel and president of the Mediation Center of the Pacific.

The commission enforces state government ethics and lobbying laws.

It issues advisory opinions and investigates alleged violations of ethics and lobbying laws. The commission also informs state officials, employees and the public about ethics in government.

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