Ige to be inaugurated to a second term next week

Ige to be inaugurated to a second term next week
Gov. David Ige and Lt. Governor-elect Josh Green will be sworn in next week. (Image: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After winning his re-election bid earlier this month, Gov. David Ige is set to be sworn in for his second term Monday at the rotunda in the state Capitol.

The public is invited to attend, but seating is on a first come, first served basis.

The inauguration ceremony will begin with a musical prelude from the Royal Hawaiian Band and the Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus at 10:30 a.m.

A processional of the inaugural party begins at 11:30 a.m. featuring former Hawaii Govs. George Ariyoshi, John Waihee, Ben Cayetano, Linda Lingle and Neil Abercrombie.

[WATCH LIVE: HNN will be livestreaming the inauguration ceremony Monday online and on Facebook.]

Around noon, Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald will administer the oath of office to Ige and Josh Green, the lieutenant governor-elect.

Ige won his bid for re-election after a tough primary election challenge from U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.

He went on to win easily in the general election, handily besting Republican state Rep. Andria Tupola.

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