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HD2-Hilo: Ige Appoints Chris Todd to Legislature
By News Release @ 6:47 PM :: 6325 Views :: Hawaii County , Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

GOVERNOR APPOINTS CHRIS TODD TO FILL LATE REP. CLIFT TSUJI’S SEAT

Todd one of three nominees submitted by Hawai‘i County Democratic Party

News Release from Office of the Governor, Jan 5, 2017

HONOLULU – After careful consideration of three nominees selected by the Hawai‘i County Democratic Party, Gov. David Ige today appointed Chris Todd to the State House of Representatives, District 2. Todd will fill the seat left vacant by the late Rep. Clift Tsuji, who died on Nov. 15, 2016.

Todd was born and raised in Hilo, where he earned his college degree in economics and political science from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. He held several positions at the Suisan Fish Market before becoming distribution manager for Hawai‘i Paper Products last year.

Todd coaches football at Hilo High School. His wife, Britney, is a teacher at Kalanianaole Middle School.

“I am very grateful for this opportunity to serve my community. I look forward to the hard work ahead and will always keep an open door and mind,” Todd said.

The governor is required by law to make his selection from a list of nominees submitted by the Democratic Party.

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