We are happy to announce that Governor Linda Lingle will be our Keynote Speaker at our USS Arizona Memorial 2012 Golf Event & Baquet fundraiser, and to honor our returning Warriors, on May 25th 2012 [Memorial Day Weekend].
Governor Lingle is the sixth elected Governor of Hawai`i. She is also the first mayor, first woman, first person of Jewish ancestry. She is also the first Republican to lead the Aloha State in over 40 years. In November 2005, she was awarded the Diversity Best Practices Award for Leadership in Government – the first such award for a state’s chief executive.
Governor Linda Lingle took office on December 2, 2002, committed to bringing about a “New Beginning” for the people of Hawai`i by making state government more open, transparent and responsive. Her success at accomplishing these vital goals led to her re-election in November 2006 for a second four-year term as the state’s chief executive with the largest margin of victory in any gubernatorial race in history.
With the assistance of Lt. Governor James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr., Lingle has worked hard to expand and diversify the economy while returning fiscal discipline to government.
She first served the people of Hawai`i in 1980 as a member of the Maui County Council, and went on to complete five two-year terms, three representing the island of Moloka`i. In 1990 she was elected Mayor of Maui County and served two full four-year terms. Under her leadership, job growth was faster in Maui County than anywhere else in the state.
Governor Lingle is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. When she was 12, her family moved to Southern California, where she attended public schools. She relocated to Hawai`i in 1975 after graduating cum laude with a journalism degree from California State University, Northridge. In 1976, she founded and began serving as publisher of the Moloka`i Free Press.
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