HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige appointed Troy Hashimoto to the Maui House seat previously occupied by former Rep. Joe Souki.
Hashimoto has served as executive assistant to Maui County Council Chair Mike White since 2011. He was also Maui County Democratic Party chair from 2013 to 2017. In addition, Hashimoto is the owner of TNH Productions, a multi-media organization. Previously, he worked as a recruitment coordinator for the University of Hawai‘i Maui College.
Hashimoto graduated cum laude from the University of Denver in Colorado, where he earned a Master of Business Administration. He was also valedictorian of his high school class at King Kekaulike in Pukalani.
“Troy will bring energy and passion to representing District 8 on Maui. He has a keen understanding of the issues that are most important to his community and I look forward to seeing what he accomplishes in the Hawai‘i State Legislature,” said Gov. Ige.
“I am humbled by the support and confidence of my Democratic colleagues and the governor on my selection. With a short period left in the legislative session, my top priority will be to advocate on behalf of the residents of District 8 to ensure their needs are represented and important projects are secured in the budget. I look forward to working with the community to make our home a better place,” said Hashimoto.
Gov. Ige is required by law to make his selection from a list of three nominees submitted to him by the Democratic Party of Maui.