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Ige to Attend Democratic National Convention

July 23, 2016, 9:55 PM HST
* Updated July 23, 9:59 PM
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Gov. David Ige. State of Hawai'i office photo.

Gov. David Ige. State of Hawai’i office photo.

Gov. David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige are scheduled to participate in the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, next week.

As governor, Ige is a superdelegate with Hawai‘i’s Democratic Party. Elected delegates and superdelegates from Hawai‘i and across the country will be attending the Democratic National Convention starting Monday, July 25 through 28.

Gov. Ige is receiving regular updates on Tropical Storm Darby and has the flexibility to return to Hawai‘i if necessary.

He is currently scheduled to return to Hawai‘i on July 29.

No state funds are being used for this trip.

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Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui serves as acting governor while Gov. Ige is out of state.

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