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Isle politician showed 'fierce dedication'

By Leila Fujimori

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 23, 2014

~~<p>Hawaii island politician Bob Herkes served 23 years in public office, advocating for the people he represented, and was a retired hotel executive who worked 40 years in the hospitality industry. He died at Hilo Medical Center on Thursday at age 83.</p>
<p>&quot;Hawaii has lost a dedicated and passionate public servant who championed protecting consumer rights during his 18 years in the state House of Representatives,&quot; House Speaker Joe Souki said.</p>
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Hawaii island politician Bob Herkes served 23 years in public office, advocating for the people he represented, and was a retired hotel executive who worked 40 years in the hospitality industry. He died at Hilo Medical Center on Thursday at age 83.

"Hawaii has lost a dedicated and passionate public servant who championed protecting consumer rights during his 18 years in the state House of Representatives," House Speaker Joe Souki said. Login for more...



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