Friday, March 9, 2012

Kukui Connection: Heather Giugni

On the next episode of Kukui Connection, Rep. Marilyn Lee welcomes newly appointed Rep. Heather Giuni.

Rep. Giugni's path to the Legislature has been unconventional to say the least and she brings a breadth of experience that enhances and enriches the House. Born in Hawai'i, Heather and her family moved to Washington DC in the 1960s in order for her father to work for Senator Inouye. Rep. Giugni reflects on growing up in our nation's capital in the 1960s as well as her exposure to Hawaiian legends including Patsy Mink and Spark Matsunaga.

After earning her degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, Heather returned to Hawai'i and began a career in media. In 1986, Rep. Giugni started her own production company, Juniroa Productions, which she still owns and operates today.

Reps. Lee and Giugni discuss the merits of Speaker Say's policy of placing freshman lawmakers on the Finance Committee. Rep. Giugni also identifies her top legislative priority for the session: appropriating funding for the Aiea Library.

Rep. Giugni with Speaker Say shortly after being sworn in to office on February 21st

The episode will air on Olelo Channel 54 on the following dates:

                                                            Friday, March 16 at 8:30pm
                                                            Sunday, March 18 at 4:00pm
                                                            Sunday, March 25 at 4:00pm
                                                            Sunday, April 1 at 4:00pm

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