Governor’s Statement on the Passing of Former State Legislator Robert Herkes

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today commented on the passing of former state legislator Robert “Bob” N. Herkes, who died this week at age 83.

Gov. Abercrombie stated:

“A former state representative, state senator, Hawaii County Council member and local businessman, Bob had a solid record of getting things done for the people of Hawaii. His long career in public service brought about countless benefits for Hawaii Island, including his integral role in incorporating the appropriation for the first FEMA-certified shelter in Kau, providing a drinking water system for Ocean View, and establishing a mobile medical van to bring basic medical services to rural areas.

“His fierce dedication to the people of the Big Island and our entire state will be remembered. Our thoughts and aloha are with his wife, Jo-Anna; sons, Bob, Ken and Doug; and the rest of the Herkes ohana.”

The Governor intends to order flags to half-staff on the day of services, once they are announced by the family.

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