SENATE CONFIRMS DAMIEN ELEFANTE AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION
HONOLULU, Hawai‘i – Members of the Hawai‘i State Senate today voted to confirm Damien Elefante as the Deputy Director of the Department of Taxation (DoTax).
Elefante was appointed by Governor David Ige to fill the position following the departure of Joe Kim, who moved to the private sector in July.
Elefante most recently served as the compliance coordinator in DoTax. Prior to that, he was the deputy Attorney General representing the state’s interest in contested tax-related cases. Before joining the state, Elefante worked at Hisaka Stone Goto Yoshida Cosgrove & Ching, and served as a law clerk for Chief Judge James S. Burns at the Intermediate Court of Appeals.
Elefante is a graduate of Kailua High School and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He received his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law.
Photo above: DoTax Deputy Director, Damien Elefante and members of the Senate of Filipino ancestry, (L-R) Sen. Brickwood Galuteria (Dist. 12), Sen. Gilbert Keith-Agaran (Dist. 5), Sen. Donna Mercado Kim (Dist. 14), Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz (Dist. 22), Sen. Will Espero (Dist. 19), Sen. Lorraine Inouye (Dist. 4). Photo courtesy: Senate Communications
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