Monday, December 8, 2008

In Memory of Rep. Bob Nakasone

Today, we mourn the passing of State Representative Bob Nakasone who passed away yesterday after a long illness. Here is a statement from Speaker of the House Calvin Say:

“The island of Maui and the state of Hawaii have lost a dedicated public servant,” said Speaker of the House Calvin Say. “Rep. Bob Nakasone was a very private and quiet man, but he was held in great respect in the Legislature due to his experience, his knowledge, and his unwavering commitment to serving Hawaii’s people.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nakasone family,” continued Speaker Say. “As a long-time colleague, we served many years in the House together, and he will be greatly missed. You could always count on Bob Nakasone as a leader and an asset to the House, especially in tough times. Even though he was very reserved, people knew he had a big heart, and that making Hawaii a better place for our families was the essence behind his public service. I felt privileged to work beside him.”

1 comment:

Bilbo Baggins said...

It's a sad time for those of us who can't remember a time when Bob Nakasone was not serving our community in Central Maui (even while out of office, Bob chaired an important and influential Charter Commission that shapes our island today) as our council member and as our longtime state house representative.