Former Hawaii Insurance Commissioner Confirmed as Appeals Judge

February 9, 2010

The Hawaii Senate has unanimously confirmed Lawrence Reifurth as a judge on the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals.

Reifurth was selected by Republican Gov. Linda Lingle and confirmed by the Democrat-controlled Senate.

Reifurth has served as director of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs since 2007. He also was state insurance commissioner in 1994, deputy attorney general and a private lawyer.

Lingle has appointed five judges to the appellate court, 13 to the Circuit Court and two justices to the Hawaii Supreme Court.

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