Tsutsui sworn in as Lieutenant Governor

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Shan Tsutsui was officially sworn in as the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawaii on Thursay, taking the oath of office from Governor Neil Abercrombie.

With his family by his side, Tsutsui, a 41-year-old native of Maui, said he was excited about his new opportunity.

"I certainly look forward doing many good things in the next two years with the governor," said Tsutsui.

Thursday was also the deadline for candidates to apply for Tsutsui's old seat in the Hawaii State Senate. The Maui Democratic Party will send three names to the governor, who will then choose Tsutsui's successor.

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