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Senator Lorraine R. Inouye


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.


William Takaba, Retired County Managing Director

I served as Lorraine’s finance director when she was the Mayor of Hawaii County in the early ‘90s. What I remember most about Lorraine was her genuine commitment to improving the quality of life for residents of the Big Island. Lorraine stood for openness and truth, and made sure everyone who worked for her did the same. As our senator, Lorraine continues to show the leadership and integrity that we all want in our leaders – she does not compromise her values, listens to the needs of constituents, and delivers on her promises.

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. 

Wayne De Luz

I am honored that Lorraine is our senator and wholeheartedly support the work she does on our behalf.  Let’s keep Lorraine in the senate by voting for her this election.  Lorraine gets the job done.

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