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Senator Lorraine R. Inouye


Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – Today, Senator Lorraine R. Inouye (District 1 – Hilo, Paukaʻa, Papaikou, Pepeʻekeo) honored Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Chair Suzanne Case during her last meeting as chair of the State Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR). As Chair of the land board, Case is limited to two consecutive terms.

Senator Inouye, who chairs the Senate Committee on Water and Land, presented Chair Case with a certificate from the Hawaiʻi State Senate, highlighting her leadership and proven track record of moving the DLNR forward. Case served in the position for nearly eight years.

Senator Inouye issued the following statement:

“It was important to me that we officially recognize the service and leadership of Chair Case and the impact she’s had as head of the DLNR. Over the years, she led the department with integrity and transparency, and helped to implement initiatives such as watershed protection, marine management, bio-security, food security and renewable energy. The important work that she did as a protector of our precious island resources will be felt for years to come.”

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<p><a href=”″>DLNR Chair Case Honored by State Senate, Dec. 9, 2022</a> from <a href=”″>Hawaii DLNR</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a>.</p>

December 9, 2022
Senate Communications: Jacob Aki 808-586-6261


Harry Kim

Through her roles, Lorraine – as our Council member, our Mayor, and now, our Senator – has remained faithful to her constituents of being open and available to the people. Thank you for running, Lorraine. We need you.

Julie Tulang

I support Lorraine. She is very experienced and committed to the needs of our island community.

Dean Cevallos

Lorraine has proven over and over how much she loves her community. Her ability to listen and focus on the needs of her community and the State show through the work she has sponsored and partnered with while in office. I know she will continue this push for us as Senator. 

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