STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3768
RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 665
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 665, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:
Advisory Board on Veterans' Services
G.M. No. 665
for a term to expire 06-30-2022,
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by James Traxler for service on the Advisory Board on Veterans' Services.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the reappointment of James Traxler from the Office of Veterans' Services and seven individuals.
Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Traxler's knowledge and prior experience qualify him for reappointment to the Advisory Board on Veterans' Services. Your Committee notes that through his previous service on the Advisory Board on Veterans' Services, Mr. Traxler has proven to be a dedicated and hard-working member of the Board. In addition, your Committee notes that Mr. Traxler served many years with the United States Army Corps of Engineers before retiring. Following his retirement, Mr. Traxler served as the Public Works Director for Santa Fe County in New Mexico and was the sole owner of Wildcat Sewing and Sunscreens. Currently, Mr. Traxler is active in the community and lends his expertise and time to the Big Island Retired Military Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Kona 12122, West Hawaii Veterans Council, and American Legion. Mr. Traxler has received numerous awards and honors, including the Legion of Merit, United States Army Bronze Star, and United States Army Meritorious Service Medal. Your Committee further finds that Mr. Traxler's demonstrated commitment to the Advisory Board on Veterans' Services, his military background, professional experience, and determination will continue to be valuable assets to the Board.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, 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 Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs,
CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair