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Senator Kaiali‘i Kahele Sworn In

February 17, 2016, 2:40 PM HST
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Senator Kaiali‘i Kahele. Photo courtesy: Senate Communications.

Senator Kaiali‘i Kahele. Photo courtesy: Senate Communications.

Senator Kaiali‘i Kahele was sworn in to the Hawai‘i State Senate on Wednesday.

The oath of office took place on the Senate floor and was administered by Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald of the Hawai’i Supreme Court.

Senator Kaiali’i Kahele was appointed to represent District 1, encompassing the greater Hilo area. He is fulfilling the role of his father, the late Senator Gilbert Kahele.

“Throughout my life, my father taught me the importance of community service and I’m honored to carry on his legislative initiatives,” said Senator Kaiali’i Kahele. “I’m truly grateful to the many people who supported my nomination and for the Governor’s confidence in my appointment. It’s a privilege to serve with the Senate. I’m humbled and I’m ready to go.”

Senator Kaiali’i Kahele will serve on the Senate Standing Committees of Education, Higher Education and the Arts, Judiciary and Labor, and Tourism and International Affairs.

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