Case Applies for Senate Vacancy
News Release from Case Campaign
Former U. S. Congressman Ed Case (D-HI 2002-2007) has applied for appointment to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy created by the death of U. S. Senator Daniel Inouye.
"Our Hawai'i has never faced such a precarious position on Capitol Hill", Case said in a letter to members of the Democratic Party of Hawaii's Central Committee, who will forward a list of three nominees to Governor Abercrombie for his appointment, expected Wednesday, December 26th.
"I respectfully ask you to consider my experience, ability and commitment to take up and fulfill the challenge of serving as Hawaii's next Senator, bot today and over the next decades."
In the U. S. House, Case served on the Committees on Budget, Education and the Workplace, Small Business and Agriculture, and as Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus Tax Policy and Budget Task Force.
Hawaii's next Senator is expected to be sworn in and be available for fiscal cliff and other end-of-Congress votes by Thursday, December 27th.