Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 337



Honorable Robert Bunda

President of the Senate

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2002

State of Hawaii


Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 337, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:


BEVERLY JEAN WITHINGTON, for a term to expire June 30, 2006,

begs leave to report as follows:

Upon review of the statement submitted by the nominee, your Committee finds that the nominee has the necessary character, experience, and qualifications to serve on the Board of Registration, Island of Hawaii.

The nominee received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and a Juris Doctor degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law. She is employed in private practice in Hilo. Prior to that she served as a Deputy Corporation Counsel in the Family Support Division, County of Hawaii. She is a member of the Soroptimist of Kona, and is on the Advisory Board at the University of Hawaii at Hilo for the BSN program, Board of Directors of Hospice Hilo, and Advisory Council for Home Softly Monitoring Program.

Your Committee finds that the nominee has been appointed based upon her credentials, integrity, and a desire to improve the elections system.

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, character, experience, and qualifications of the nominee, has found the nominee to be qualified for the position to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nomination.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,