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House Announces Committee Chairs, Leadership
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House Announces Committee Leadership

News Release from House Majority Caucus November 12, 2014

House Speaker Joseph M. Souki has announced the appointments of the House of Representatives Majority leadership lineup for the 28th Legislature which convenes Jan. 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,” Souki said. “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 Joseph M. Souki

· Vice Speaker John M. Mizuno

· Majority Leader Scott K. Saiki

· Majority Floor Leader  Cindy Evans

· Majority Whip  Ken Ito

· Asst. Majority Leader  Chris Lee

· Asst. Majority Leader  Roy M. Takumi

· Speaker Emeritus  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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