Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A True Waimea Girl

Newly elected Rep. Dee Morikawa calls herself a "true Waimea Girl" because she lives in and represents Waimea on Kauai, she was born on the Big Island and raised in Waimea on that island, and then when the family moved to Oahu, she lived at Waimea Falls Park.

You can learn more about her this Sunday, March 6th, when Rep. Morikawa appears as the guest on the next "Kukui Connection" hosted and produced by Rep. Marilyn Lee. The show airs at 4:30 p.m. on Olelo, Channel 54. Here are some highlights:

Rep. Morikawa worked for the County of Kauai for 36 years, starting immediately after high school. She spent many years at the County's Department of Parks and Recreation where she learned she had an affinity for the game of golf. She coaches girls golf at Waimea High School and one of the highlights of her golfing career was making a hole-in-one at the Jennie K tournament.

Rep. Morikawa is vice chair of the House Health Committee and serves on the committees of Finance, Hawaiian Affairs, and Human Services.

She represents District 16 which includes the communities of Polihale, Waimea, Kokee, and Poipu on the island of Kauai. The remote island of Ni'ihau is also in the district. Rep. Morikawa has never been to Ni'ihau and would love to get an invitation by the Robinson family some day.

This episode of Kukui Connection repeats on March 13th.

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