Gov. David Ige appointed Troy Hashimoto to the Maui House seat previously occupied by former Rep. Joe Souki. Hashimoto’s appointment was effective immediately.
Hashimoto has served as executive assistant to Maui County Council Chair Mike White since 2011. He was also chair of Maui County’s Democratic Party from 2013 to 2017.
“Troy will bring energy and passion to representing District 8 on Maui,” said Ige. “He has a keen understanding of the issues that are most important to his community and I look forward to seeing what he accomplishes in the Hawai‘i state Legislature.”