Former Republican state lawmaker Sam Slom dies at 81
Published: May. 22, 2023 at 7:42 AM HST|Updated: May. 22, 2023 at 12:34 PM HST
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Sam Slom, a longtime Republican state lawmaker has died, according to a spokesperson for the Hawaii Republican Party. He was 81.
It was reported that Slom died around noon on Sunday.
Slom spent 20 years representing East Honolulu in the state Senate. He was frequently referred to as a “lone ranger” because he was often the only member of the minority party during his time in the Senate.
He lost his seat in 2016 to sitting Sen. Stanley Chang.
Gov. Josh Green announced that flags would be flown at half-staff at the state Capitol and offices Wednesday in Slom’s honor.
Funeral plans for Slom have yet to be determined.
This story may be updated.
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