Hawaiʻi Republican Party Mourns the Loss of Senator Sam Slom
News Release from Hawaiʻi Republican Party
Honolulu, HI - The Hawaiʻi Republican Party is deeply saddened by the passing of former Senator Sam Slom. He was a dedicated public servant, a respected businessman, and a champion for conservative values in Hawaiʻi.
Senator Slom was the longest-serving Republican in the Hawaiʻi State Senate, serving for 20 years from 1996 to 2016. During his time in office, he fought tirelessly for fiscal responsibility, limited government, and individual freedom. He was a strong advocate for small businesses and worked to create a better economic environment for all Hawaiʻi residents.
Outside of his political career, Senator Slom was a successful businessman, owning and operating several small businesses in Hawaiʻi. He was a respected member of the community and a mentor to many.
It has been quoted that "Senator Slom was a true leader and an inspiration to all of us in the Hawaiʻi Republican Party", "Senator Slom was a consistent warrior for the conservative cause" and that "Sam was true to his word".
Senator Slom shared this message on opening day of the 28th Hawaiʻi State Legislature "It has become increasingly difficult to stand up and speak out against the status quo and to call for change in Hawaiʻi...Yet it must be done! There are some who would silence any dissent in our State. Sometimes there are severe political, social, economic and media consequences for speaking out, yet it must be done!"
Mahalo Senator Slom for your service to our State. The Hawaiʻi Republican Party extends its deepest condolences to Senator Slom's family and loved ones during this difficult time. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A memorial service for Senator Slom is pending. Details will be announced soon.
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GOV. GREEN LOWERS FLAG TO HONOR SAM SLOM
Office of the Governor Press Release, May 22, 2023
HONOLULU, HI – Governor Josh Green, M.D. has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawaiʻi state flag be flown at half-staff at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol and at all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawaiʻi National Guard in the State of Hawaiʻi, effective immediately, until sunset on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
This action is taken to honor the late State Senator Sam Slom, longtime state legislator, who died Sunday following an illness.
“Sam dedicated some 20 years to representing East Honolulu and was a vocal member of the Republican Party and a longtime strong voice for small business,” said Governor Green. “Sam was a good friend.”
Slom was 81 years old; funeral arrangements are pending.
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Sam Slom, longtime Republican senator who relished his ‘lone ranger’ role, dies at 81
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