Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi (District 8 – Kauaʻi and Niʻihau) and
Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs Chair Maile Shimabukuro (District 22 - Honokai Hale, Ko ‘Olina, Nānākuli, Mā‘ili, Wai‘anae, Mākaha, Mākua) both issued statements today regarding Governor Josh Green’s decision to withdraw the nomination of Ikaika Anderson as Chairperson of the Department of Hawaiian Homelands (DHHL).
“I appreciate Ikaika’s willingness to serve and admire his fortitude throughout this process,” said Senate President Kouchi. “Best wishes and aloha to Ikaika in his future endeavors.”
“I appreciate the many testifiers who came forward to share their mana'o regarding Ikaika's confirmation,” said Senator Shimabukuro. “He is clearly loved by a wide array of organizations and people, and has accomplished much for the betterment of our state.”