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President of the Electoral Commission appointed

Press Release
23 June 2000

President of the Electoral Commission appointed

The Associate Minister of Justice, Hon Margaret Wilson, has announced the appointment of Judge R L Young, Chief District Court Judge as the new President of the Electoral Commission. The term of appointment of the previous President, Sir Ian McKay, expired in April.

Judge Young was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 1975. From then until his appointment to the bench in 1988 he worked exclusively in litigation in civil, criminal and family law. He was first appointed as a District Court Judge with Jury and Youth Court warrants in Dunedin, and was appointed Chief District Court Judge in 1993. As Chief Judge he is responsible for the effective and efficient running of the District Courts of New Zealand which consist of 112 judges from criminal, civil and Family and Youth Court jurisdictions.


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