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House Republicans Announce Caucus Leadership, Committee Assignments
By News Release @ 3:05 PM :: 2035 Views :: Republican Party


To: Speaker Joe Souki

From: Representative Beth Fukumoto

Date: December 16, 2016

Re: Minority Caucus Committee and Leadership Assignments

This is to inform you that on December 15, 2016, the Minority Caucus selected the following leaders and finalized the following committee assignments:

  • Beth Fukumoto, Minority Leader
  • Andria Tupola, Minority Floor Leader
  • Gene Ward, Minority Leader Emeritus & Policy Leader
  • Lauren Cheape Matsumoto, Minority Whip
  • Bob McDermott, Assistant Minority Leader
  • Cynthia Thielen, Assistant Minority Floor Leader


  • Labor & Public Employment (LAB) (R) Lauren Cheape Matsumoto
  • Economic Development & Business (EDB)  (R) Lauren Cheape Matsumoto
  • Energy & Environmental Protection (EEP)  (R) Beth Fukumoto
  • Water & Land (WAL) (R) Beth Fukumoto
  • Health (HLT) (R) Andria Tupola
  • Human Services (HUS)  (R) Andria Tupola
  • Housing (HSG) (R) Bob McDermott
  • Transportation (TRN) (R) Bob McDermott 
  • Intrastate Commerce (IAC)  (R) Gene Ward
  • Veterans, Military & International Affairs (VMI)  (R) Gene Ward
  • Tourism (TOU) (R) Gene Ward
  • Ocean, Marine Resources & Hawaiian Affairs (OMH)  (R) Cynthia Thielen
  • Agriculture (AGR) (R) Cynthia Thielen
  • Public Safety (PBS) (R) Cynthia Thielen


  • Finance (FIN) (R) Andria Tupola (R) Gene Ward
  • Legislative Management (LMG)  (R) Beth Fukumoto
  • Consumer Protection & Commerce (CPC)  (R) Beth Fukumoto
  • Education (EDN) (R) Lauren Cheape Matsumoto
  • Higher Education (HED) (R) Lauren Cheape Matsumoto
  • Judiciary (JUD) (R) Bob McDermott (R) Cynthia Thielen

Thank you,

Representative Beth Fukumoto, Minority Leader

RELATED: Hawaii House and Senate Democrats Announce Leadership for 2017


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