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Green Picks Miyake for HD10 Vacancy
By Andrew Walden @ 9:58 PM :: 2793 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

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by Andrew Walden, Dec 1, 2023 

(Dec 15, 2023 UPDATE BELOW: Miyake selected.)

Governor Josh Green will be choosing from three nominees provided by the House District 10 Wailuku, Maui Democratic Committee to fill the HD10 vacancy created when Green appointed HD10 Rep Troy Hashimoto to fill the SD5 vacancy created when Sen Gil Keith-Agaran, himself appointed to the Senate seat in 2013, but not wedded to it, quit to pursue lucrative Lahaina fire litigation.

A reliable source in the Maui Democratic Party informs Hawai’i Free Press that HD10 Democrats have selected the three nominees to send to Green:

Tim Lara-- Kayak tour operator and former Maui County Democratic Party Chair  (Lara just bought a nice spread in Kula, far from Wailuku)

Leslee Matthews--former Maui County deputy prosecutor known for blowing the whistle on then-Prosecutor Don Guzman. 

Tyson Miyake--Construction boss and former Maui County Chief of Staff under Victorino, now Vice President of Corporate Affairs for lobbying firm, Karey Kapoi LLC.

Since Green is owned and operated by the Carpenters Union, Miyake’s construction background might make him the favorite, but in 2020, the family business, Miyake Concrete Accessories, Inc, merged with Hilo’s HPM Building Supply.  The Carpenters’ Union is at war with HPM because HPM’s modular construction business saves home builders thousands of dollars while ever-so-slightly impinging on Carpenters Union jobs. 

Decisions, decisions.

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GOVERNOR GREEN APPOINTS MIYAKE TO STATE HOUSE 

Maui Recovery to be Bolstered by Experienced Public Servant

News Release from Office of the Governor, December 15, 2023 

HONOLULU — Governor Josh Green, M.D., today announced the appointment of Tyson Miyake of Wailuku to fill the House of Representatives vacancy left by the previous appointment of Troy Hashimoto to serve in the State Senate. The Senate seat was vacated by Sen. Gil-Keith Agaran’s departure at the end of October to return to private law practice. 

“Tyson has a great history of passion and work in service to the people of Maui,” said Governor Green. “His experience working in the private sector for his family business, for one, coupled with his public service at the top levels of the Maui County government, makes him a clear choice to represent the people of his home district, especially at this crucial time in Maui history.” 

Miyake said he is honored and humbled at the opportunity and thanked the Governor for his selection. 

“I promise to work hard on the important issues for our state, like affordable housing, quality education, and economic development,” Miyake said. “Equally as important, I want to use my experience to be a strong advocate for Maui and our community’s needs, especially as we start our road to recovery. I look forward to working with the Governor and my colleagues at the Legislature to truly help make life better for our local families.” 

Miyake served as Chief of Staff for previous Maui Mayor Mike Victorino from February of 2020 to January, 2023, following prior service as Deputy County Managing Director from 2019 to 2020. 

Before he began his career in public service, Miyake served as COO of the family owned Miyake Concrete Accessories Inc. Active in the community, he serves as a director on the American Cancer Society Hawai‘i Pacific board; as a mentor to the Maui High School Academy of Hospitality & Tourism and previously served on the executive board of the Boy Scouts of America, in addition to other engagement with nonprofit, civic and professional organizations. 

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STATEMENT OF SPEAKER SCOTT K. SAIKI REGARDING APPOINTMENT OF TYSON MIYAKE

News Release from Hawaii Legislature, Dec 15, 2023

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – Speaker Scott K. Saiki released the following statement regarding Governor Josh Green, M.D.'s appointment of Tyson Miyake to serve as House Representative for District 10, which encompasses the areas of Wai'ehu, Paukūkalo, Wailuku, Wailuku Heights, and Waikapū.

"This year has marked an unprecedented occurrence, with a record number of appointments to the House of Representatives. The House extends a warm welcome to Tyson Miyake and appreciates his commitment to serving his community," said Speaker Saiki. "We look forward to Miyake's fresh perspective and County-level experience, trusting he will work alongside the Maui delegation to deliver much-needed relief and leadership to Maui in the upcoming legislative session."

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Nov 14, 2023: Democrats Taking Applications for House Dist 10 Vacancy

Dec 4, 2023: Three individuals identified in search to fill the House District 10 vacancy for Maui : Maui Now

Dec 5, 2023: Three names sent to Green to fill House seat | News, Sports, Jobs - Maui News

Dec 16, 2023: Tyson Miyake appointed by Gov. Green to Maui House seat | Honolulu Star-Advertiser (staradvertiser.com)

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