HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kauai Councilman Derek S. K. Kawakami has been appointed to represent House District 14 in the State House. He fills the seat left vacant by Hermina Morita, who was appointed as Public Utilities Commission chairwoman.
House District 14 includes Hanalei, Anahola, Kealia, Kapaa and Waipouli.
Kawakami will resign as Chair of the Intergovernmental Relations Committee on the Kauai County Council, which he has served on since 2008. He will be scheduled for his swearing in ceremony to represent District 14 once his resignation from the County Council is complete.