Thursday, January 15, 2009

Gil Keith-Agaran Appointed to fill House District 9 Seat

Photo: Maui News

Governor Lingle yesterday announced her appointment of Gilbert Keith-Agaran to fill the seat of former Rep. Bob Nakasone, District 9 - Kahului, Wailuku, Puunene, Paia, Spreckelsville on the island of Maui.

The Honolulu Advertiser report is here. The Maui News report is here.
From the Maui News:
"I'm honored, and I'm humbled by the appointment, especially because I admired and respected Bob so much," Keith-Agaran said. "He was one of the finest public servants Maui County has ever had. I hope to be able to accomplish half of what he was able to do."

Keith-Agaran said he already has his sights set on improving Maui's health care system, much as Nakasone did. He also said on Wednesday that he would like to see expansions and renovations to the island's schools, including a new Kihei high school.


Keith Kamisugi said...

The press release from the governor's office spelled Tony Takitani's name wrong ("i" not "a" as the third letter). And any news reports that copied and pasted the press release also have the wrong spelling.

Georgette said...

Thanks very much for pointing that out Keith! I see that the Maui News had it right; the Advertiser piece repeated the error.