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Hawaii State Senate Announces Leadership, Committee Chairs for 2023
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Hawaii State Senate Announces Leadership, Committee Chairs for 2023

News Release from Hawaii State Senate, Nov. 16, 2022

Leadership: 

President: Senator Ronald D. Kouchi 
Vice President: Senator Michelle N. Kidani 
Majority/Caucus Leader: Senator Dru Mamo Kanuha 
Majority Floor Leader: Senator Glenn Wakai 
Majority Assistant Floor Leader: Senator Lynn DeCoite 
Majority Policy Leader: Senator Les Ihara 
Majority Whip: Senator Lorraine Inouye 
Majority Assistant Whip: Senator Gil Keith-Agaran 
Majority Assistant Whip: Senator Chris Lee 
Majority Assistant Whip: Senator Tim Richards 

Committee Chairs: 

Agriculture and Environment (AEN) 

Chair: Senator Mike Gabbard 
Vice Chair: Senator Tim Richards 

Commerce, Consumer Protection (CPN) 

Chair: Senator Jarrett Keohokalole 
Vice Chair: Senator Carol Fukunaga 

Education Chair (EDU) 

Chair: Senator Michelle Kidani 
Vice Chair: Senator Donna Mercado Kim 

Energy, Economic Development and Tourism (EET) 

Chair: Senator Lynn DeCoite 
Vice Chair: Senator Glenn Wakai 

Government Operations (GVO) 

Chair: Senator Angus McKelvey 
Vice Chair: Senator Mike Gabbard 

Hawaiian Affairs (HWN) 

Chair: Senator Maile Shimabukuro 
Vice Chair: Senator Kurt Fevella 

Health and Human Services (HHS) 

Chair: Senator Joy San Buenaventura 
Vice Chair: Senator Henry Aquino 

Higher Education (HRE) 

Chair: Senator Donna Mercado Kim 
Vice Chair: Senator Michelle Kidani 

Housing (HOU) 

Chair: Senator Stanley Chang 
Vice Chair: Senator Dru Mamo Kanuha 

Judiciary (JDC) 

Chair: Senator Karl Rhoads 
Vice Chair: Senator Mike Gabbard 

Labor and Technology (LBT) 

Chair: Senator Sharon Moriwaki 
Vice Chair: Senator Chris Lee 

Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs (PSM) 

Chair: Senator Glenn Wakai 
Vice Chair: Senator Brandon Elefante 

Transportation and Culture & Arts (TCA) 

Chair: Senator Chris Lee 
Vice Chair: Senator Lorraine Inouye 

Water and Land (WTL) 

Chair: Senator Lorraine Inouye 
Vice Chair: Senator Brandon Elefante 

Ways and Means (WAM) 

Chair: Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz 
Vice Chair: Senator Gilbert Keith-Agaran 

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MN: Minority senators announce leadership -- "Oahu Sen. Kurt Fevella will remain Senate minority leader, while fellow Oahu Sen. Brenton Awa will be the Senate minority floor leader."

COVERAGE:

MN: Maui Senators earn leadership positions and committee assignments

TGI: Kouchi back as state Senate president

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