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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


Jerry Chang

Experienced. Proven. Effective. That’s how I best describe Senator Lorraine Inouye.

Eric Tanouye Green Point Nurseries

Senator Inouye has been a tenacious advocate for reducing barriers and advancing agriculture in our state, especially Hawaii County. For her, it’s a lifelong commitment, growing from her roots in the plantations. I wholeheartedly support her reelection.

Aaron K. Pacheco, Sr.- Waiakea resident

Lorraine Inouye has been a name I could trust for as long as I can remember. I trust her with our future!

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