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Cabanilla appointed as House Majority Floor Leader

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 02:38 a.m. HST, Oct 08, 2013

Hawaii state Rep. Rida Cabanilla is replacing Rep. Karen Awana as Majority Floor Leader in the House.

Speaker Joseph Souki said Monday afternoon that he believes the Democrat will remain a positive force in the Legislature with the move.

Awana resigned her post as floor leader on Friday amid an investigation into how she spent campaign funds.

Souki says he accepted her resignation so she could focus on "rectifying her situation." Awana is still a House member.

Cabanilla is chairwoman of the Housing Committee, representing Ewa, Waipahu and nearby areas. She has been in the House since 2005.

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hikine wrote:
Democrats meh. This is why the State is what it is today.
on October 7,2013 | 04:46PM
Mediocrates wrote:
That is just pathetic. I have now officially lost any and all faith in Joe Souki's leadership.
on October 7,2013 | 10:32PM
imua67 wrote:
Not good .... I replied to her request for input, and asked for a response. After a couple of months, I sent another email again asking for her response. It's been almost 6 months now and still no reply. All waha, and does not represent her constituents well.
on October 8,2013 | 06:51AM
Mediocrates wrote:
Same experience for me imua67. I've lived in many many places and had many elected leaders representing me and she is hands down the absolute worst elected representative I've ever had representing me. You know someone is awful and incompetent when her own constituents lament the fact that she was awarded a leadership position and her own elected colleagues have nothing whatsoever good to say about her either. Just goes to show how corrupt and mindless politics and politicians truly are.
on October 8,2013 | 07:18AM
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