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GOP politician switches parties

Gil Riviere, a former state representative, says his views on conservation align with Democrats

By Derrick DePledge

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 02, 2013

~~<p>Former state Rep. Gil Riviere, who represented the North Shore in the House for one term before losing in the Republican primary last year, said he will switch political parties and become a Democrat as he tries to reclaim the seat next year.</p>
<p>Riviere, a mortgage broker who lives in Waialua and is active with the conservation group Keep the North Shore Country, said he has greater rapport with Demo&shy;crats on environmental and conservation issues and would be more effective in the state's dominant political party.</p>
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Former state Rep. Gil Riviere, who represented the North Shore in the House for one term before losing in the Republican primary last year, said he will switch political parties and become a Democrat as he tries to reclaim the seat next year.

Riviere, a mortgage broker who lives in Waialua and is active with the conservation group Keep the North Shore Country, said he has greater rapport with Demo­crats on environmental and conservation issues and would be more effective in the state's dominant political party. Login for more...



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