Schatz announces appointments to staff posts

HONOLULU (AP) - Lt. Gov.-elect Brian Schatz has appointed two people to top staff positions.

In a statement Friday, Schatz announced that he named Kimberley Wong Yoshimoto as his chief of staff and Malia Oshima Paul as his deputy chief of staff.

Yoshimoto was co-chair and campaign coordinator for Schatz' campaign. An attorney, she previously was corporate counsel at Colliers Monroe Friedlander.

Paul also was active in Schatz' campaign. Before that, she was an attorney at the Santa Clara County Superior Court in California and a law clerk for a Hawaii Circuit Court judge.

Schatz and Gov.-elect Neil Abercrombie will be sworn in on Dec. 6 at Iolani Palace.

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