Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed Georgette “Jo” Jordan to represent the state House seat vacated by Maile Shimabukuro, who was appointed to the state Senate.
The district runs from Waianae to Makua.
“Now that the House has organized and the official start of the legislative session has begun, it is imperative that District 45 have representation,” said Abercrombie. “Jo Jordan has spent much of her life working on making improvements on the Waianae Coast and will continue to be a great public servant.”
Jordan, 48, has been active with the Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board, where she has been a member since 1999. She served as vice chairwoman and chairwoman of the board’s Parks & Recreation Committee.
Jordan has served as a volunteer and board member on a number of organizations including: Ka’ala Farm Inc., Friends of Honouliuli, Mohala I Ka Wai, Ka Papa O Kakuhihewa Fund Advisory Council, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Waianae Community Information Council, the Department of Land and Natural Resources Kaena Point Advisory Group, and the Ordnance Reef Coordinating Council.
As a small-business owner, Jordan operates Services, Inc. She previously owned and operated Stiches R Us, and worked at the U.S. Postal Service.
Jordan is a graduate of Waianae High School and the Honolulu Police Academy.