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GOVERNOR’S OFFICE: Statement from Governor David Ige on Rep. Mark Takai

Posted on May 19, 2016 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

Gov. David Ige, who is attending his daughter’s graduation in Washington, D.C., issued the following statement in response to U.S. Representative Mark Takai’s announcement that he will not be running for re-election:

“For many years Mark has wholeheartedly served the people of Hawai‘i, and our communities are better off because of his tireless efforts. I thank him for his military service to our nation, his skilled representation of his constituents in Congress, and his advocacy on behalf of Aiea/Pearl City residents at the State Legislature. He has been a valued colleague and generous friend to me, and I wish him well as he focuses on his health and family.”


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