By Amanda C. Gregg on Jun 30, 2011

Introduced to the law when his uncle was murdered and the subsequent conviction overturned on a technicality, Justin Kollar takes justice as a personal duty and responsibility.

Deputy County Attorney Justin Kollar has a passion for justice and a seemingly insatiable drive to achieve. Perhaps that’s why Kollar, currently assigned to the Kaua’i Police Department and Civil Defense Agency, is eyeing the prosecuting attorney’s seat in the 2012 election.

Kollar, who was a former deputy prosecutor (from March 2008 to October 2009) under current prosecuting attorney, Shaylene Iseri-Carvalho, will face a potentially tough election against his former boss, who enjoys name recognition and a loyal following as the incumbent and from her days as a county councilwoman. But Kollar believes he has what it takes to unseat her, which he says will require hard work, humility, trust and a loyal following as the incumbent and from her days as a county councilwoman. But Kollar believes he has what it takes to unseat her, which he says will require hard work, humility, trust and determination. >>Read the Midweek article