Press Releases

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced his nomination of Leonard Hoshijo to be the Deputy Director in the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Hoshijo’s professional experience spans decades in which he has worked on behalf of those who labor in Hawaii and gained valuable insights about the role employers play in solving workplace ...
Read More Governor David Ige Announces Nomination of Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Deputy Director

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today delivered his first State of the State address. The governor’s remarks focused on building a strong foundation for our island home. He called for a change in mindset that will propel the state government to higher levels of efficiency, effectiveness and productivity. A copy of Governor Ige’s address follows. ...
Read More Governor David Ige Delivers State of the State

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced the nominations of Carleton Ching to serve as Chairperson of the Department of Land and Natural Resources and Kekoa Kaluhiwa to the position of First Deputy. Ching has devoted much of his career to creating communities for Hawaiʻi’s residents. Early on he spent a decade with the Hawaiʻi ...
Read More Governor David Ige Nominates Chairperson and First Deputy to the Department of Land and Natural Resources

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced two key appointments to his cabinet. Doug Chin, local attorney and former managing director for the City and County of Honolulu, has been named Attorney General. Chin polished his litigation and leadership skills during his 12 years at the Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney’s office. Chin is leaving his current ...
Read More Governor David Ige Announces Two Key Appointments

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced that he has accepted the resignation of Hermina “Mina” Morita from her position as chair of the state’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC). “For almost two decades, Mina has been the acknowledged leader in the state’s efforts to reduce dependency on imported oil and to develop local, renewable, and ...
Read More Governor Ige Lauds Outgoing Public Utilities Chair, Hermina ‘Mina’ Morita

HONOLULU — As a mark of respect for the late former state Rep. Alvin T. Amaral, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawaii shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaii National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on ...
Read More Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former State Rep. Alvin T. Amaral

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced that Elizabeth Kim will serve as the Director for the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and Cindy McMillan as Director of Communications. Kim currently serves in President Obama’s Administration as the Director of the Office of the Executive Secretariat at the US Department of Labor in Washington ...
Read More Governor Ige Announces New Directors to Labor and Top Communications Post

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige today announced the appointment of seven members of his Cabinet. Col. Arthur “Joe” Logan will serve as adjutant general. Logan is currently serving as director of operations/G3, Hawaii Army National Guard (HIARNG), a position he has held since October 2013.  Prior to this assignment Logan held positions as the chief ...
Read More Governor Ige Announces New Cabinet Members

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige today announced the appointment of six members of his Cabinet. “All of these appointees display a leadership style that will move Hawaii forward for the benefit of the public interest,” said Gov. Ige. “There is hard work to be done and together we will address the issues facing our state in ...
Read More Governor Ige Appoints DCCA, DOA, DHHL Leadership

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige today announced the appointment of Dr. Virginia “Ginny” Pressler, MD, MBA, FACS as director of the Department of Health (DOH). Dr. Pressler’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the State Senate. “Ginny has more than 35 years of experience in the medical field and has held administrative positions for more ...
Read More Governor Ige Names Dr. Virginia Pressler Department of Health Director