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Senator Lorraine R. Inouye

STATE WATER DEPUTY RETURNS TO COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2023

(HONOLULU) – Dawn Chang, Chairperson of the Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM), announced today that Kaleo Manuel, 1 st  Deputy to the Chairperson of CWRM, will return to his post effective immediately.

On August 15, 2023, the Attorney General had requested that Manuel be deployed to another DLNR Division until her investigation of certain personnel events related to the August 8, 2023, Maui wildfires was completed.

“I was informed today, that the Attorney General has completed her review of this isolated issue. I would like to thank Dean Uyeno for stepping in as the Acting Deputy Director of CWRM and appreciate his steady leadership of CWRM during this unprecedented time,” Chang said.

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Charlene Iboshi

Lorraine is a proven leader, who cares about our community’s health, safety and well-being. Lorraine listens to our community to improve the economic, educational and social conditions for our island. She gets things done effectively and with integrity.

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!

Marvin Min

I have known Senator Inouye for a long time and she is someone who works tirelessly and continues to listen to our community. Her passion is to represent the community, as well as the best interest of the state. She has the experience to get things done and has shown that through her leadership roles within the senate. Let’s continue to support her so she can help our community further!

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