13 apply to replace state Rep. Mele Carroll

13 apply to replace state Rep. Mele Carroll

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A vacancy in the Hawaii Legislature created by the resignation of Rep. Mele Carroll has drawn applications from 13 people.

The Maui News reports Carroll stepped down Feb. 1 for health reasons. She had served since 2005.

The 13th House District seat covers East Maui, Lanai and Molokai. Friday night was the deadline to apply.

The 22-member Democratic Party District 13 Selection Committee will submit three names to Gov. David Ige, who will select Carroll's replacement.

The list includes Robert Parsons of Haiku, an executive assistant to Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa, who ran against Carroll in the last election.

Alberta de Jetley of Lanai, publisher of Lanai Today, and Lance Holter of Paia, a former chairman of the Maui County Democratic Party, also are among the 13.

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