02.02.12 Appointed State Reprensentative resignes



Vertegenwoordiger Tom Okaruma heeft om gezondheidsredenen zijn ontslag gegeven in het Huis van Afgevaardigden in Hawaii. Dit werd 2 februari 2012 aangekondigd. Er werd een persconferentie georganiseerd om het ontslag van Tom Okaruma mee te delen. Reeds in 2000 kreeg hij de diagnose ME/cvs, en koos er toen voor om zich niet meer verkiesbaar te stellen. Toch keerde hij later terug om het AIea district te vertegenwoordigen toen de zetel van voormalig Vertegenwoordiger Blake Oshire vacant was.




Okamura, a Democrat who represented the Aiea-Red Hill district on Oahu, resigned his seat in the Hawaii Hous of Representatives for health reasons, House Speaker Calvin Say said in a statement.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed Okamura to represent Aiea and Halawa in January. His resignation was announced Thursday.

Okamura previously served in the House, but chose not to seek re-election in 2000 because he was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome.

He returned to represent the Aiea district after the seat was vacated by former Rep. Blake Oshiro, who left the Legislature to serve as the Abercrombie's deputy chief of staff.

Speaker Calvin Say issued a press release announcing Okamura's resignation. In it, he said that during the few weeks Okamura was in the House, he graced his colleagues with his unique knowledge and wisdom as a veteran lawmaker and public servant.


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