Monday, November 10, 2008

Speaker Calvin Say to Retain Speakership

Here's the release that went out this afternoon:

Honolulu, Hawaii. The Hawaii House of Representatives today announced that Representative Calvin Say (District 20 – St. Louis Heights, Palolo Valley, Maunalani Heights, Wilhelmina Rise, Kaimuki) will remain as Speaker of the House for the Twenty-Fifth Legislature, which includes the 2009 and 2010 legislative sessions.

The Speaker is currently working with the House membership to select a leadership team and make committee assignments, which are expected to be announced later this week.

“We head into one of the most challenging legislative sessions that Hawaii has ever faced, and it’s extremely important that we come together, with the Senate, to focus on our first priorities: a balanced state budget and Hawaii’s economy,” said Speaker Calvin Say. “I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the House for the next two years. As soon as organization is completed, we will start work immediately. “

Speaker Say was first elected Speaker in 1998 for the start of the 1999 session. The upcoming 2009 session will be his 11th year as Speaker. He was first elected to the House in 1976.


Brian said...

Calvin Say is the right guy to lead the House. Has been for a while.

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