Governor David Ige announced today the appointment of Representative Lynn DeCoite (House District 13 – Haʻikū, Hāna, Kaupō, Kīpahulu, Nahiku, Pāʻia, Kahoʻolawe, Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi and Molokini) to fill the vacant Senate District 7 seat left by former Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English. Senate District 7 includes Hāna, East and Upcountry Maui, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and Kahoʻolawe.
DeCoite has represented House District 13 since 2015. She is a third generation homestead farmer and a small business owner.
“I am extremely pleased to extend a warm welcome to Senator DeCoite as our chamber’s newest member,” said Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi (District 8 – Kauaʻi and Niʻihau).
“She’s an experienced legislator who knows this district and I am confident that she will be a valuable addition to this body.”