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NEWS RELEASE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 12, 2014 - For Immediate Release


Contact:

Carolyn Tanaka

808-381-7752, 808-586-6133
tanaka@capitol.hawaii.gov

HOUSE SPEAKER JOE SOUKI ANNOUNCES 2015 LEADERSHIP TEAM AND


COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS
Honolulu, Hawaii House Speaker Joseph M. Souki today announced the appointments of the
House of Representatives Majority leadership lineup for the 28th Legislature which convenes on
January 21, 2015.
The team that we have formed represents the kind of talents and abilities that will best serve our
residents and will address the issues facing our state, said Speaker Souki. We look forward to
engaging in meaningful discussions with Governor-elect David Ige and his administration to
continue to identify ideas and solutions to help Hawaii move forward.
Members of the House Leadership are as follows:

Speaker of the House


Vice Speaker
Majority Leader
Majority Floor Leader
Majority Whip
Asst. Majority Leader
Asst. Majority Leader
Speaker Emeritus

Joseph M. Souki
John M. Mizuno
Scott K. Saiki
Cindy Evans
Ken Ito
Chris Lee
Roy M. Takumi
Calvin K.Y. Say

2015 House Committee Chairpersons:

Agriculture (AGR)
Clift Tsuji, Chair
Richard H.K. Onishi, Vice Chair

Economic Development & Business (EDB)


Derek S.K. Kawakami, Chair
Sam Kong, Vice Chair

Veterans, Military & International Affairs (VMI)


Romy M. Cachola, Chair
Ken Ito, Vice Chair

Tourism & Culture and the Arts (TCA)


Tom Brower, Chair
Takashi Ohno, Vice Chair

Labor & Public Employment (LAB)


Mark M. Nakashima, Chair
Jarrett Keohokalole, Vice Chair

Public Safety (PBS)


Gregg Takayama, Chair
Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair

Transportation, (TRN)
Henry J.C. Aquino, Chair
Matthew LoPresti, Vice Chair

Health (HLT)
Della Au Belatti, Chair
Dee Morikawa, Vice Chair

Housing (HSG)
Mark J. Hashem, Chair
Richard Creagan, Vice Chair

Human Services (HUS)


Mele Carroll, Chair
Bertrand Kobayashi, Vice Chair

Energy & Environmental Protection (EEP)


Chris Lee, Chair
Nicole E. Lowen, Vice Chair

Ocean, Marine Resources & Hawaiian Affairs (OMH)


Kaniela Ing, Chair
Nicole E. Lowen, Vice Chair

Water & Land (WAL)


Ryan I. Yamane, Chair
Ty J.K. Cullen, Vice Chair

Education (EDN)
Roy M. Takumi, Chair
Takashi Ohno, Vice Chair

Higher Education, (HED)


Isaac W. Choy, Chair
Linda Ichiyama, Vice Chair

Finance (FIN)
Sylvia Luke, Chair
Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair

Legislative Management (LMG)


Scott Y. Nishimoto, Chair
John M. Mizuno, Vice Chair

Consumer Protection & Commerce (CPC)


Angus L.K. McKelvey, Chair
Justin H. Woodson, Vice Chair

Judiciary (JUD)
Karl Rhoads, Chair
Joy San Buenaventura, Vice Chair
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