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Ethics board says Hawaii candidate can keep job

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KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - The deputy county clerk on Hawaii's Big Island will get to keep her position while running for a seat on the county council.

West Hawaii Today says the Board of Ethics voted 4-1 Wednesday to write an informal advisory opinion saying it sees no problem with Maile David working while a candidate.

Board member Douglass Adams voted no, saying he was "less sanguine" about the issue than his fellow board members.

County Clerk Stewart Maeda had told the board he had assigned another employee to be his backup at the elections control center. He says he also has replaced David as council clerk for the Council and committee meetings.

David says she also discussed the issue with the Hawaii County Corporation Counsel and the state Office of Elections.

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