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2 of Hawaii’s own to serve on Biden’s White House communications team

Michael Kikukawa and Remi Yamamoto will be serving on the White House communications team.
Michael Kikukawa and Remi Yamamoto will be serving on the White House communications team.(The White House)
Updated: Jan. 21, 2021 at 8:51 AM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - President Joe Biden’s communications team includes some Hawaii representation.

Remi Yamamoto will be the senior communications adviser to the White House chief of staff.

During Biden’s presidential campaign, the Iolani grad served as the traveling national press secretary.

According to her bio on the Biden-Harris transition page, she also served on numerous Democratic campaigns, including Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Meanwhile, Michael Kikukawa, of Molokai, will serve as press assistant.

His most recent work experience includes rapid response coordinator for the War Room at the Democratic National Committee.

According to the state Department of Education, Kikukawa was valedictorian of Molokai High School’s class of 2013 and was the first alumnus to attend Harvard University.

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