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Abercrombie names new state comptroller

Gov. Neil Abercrombie has appointed Dean Seki, a policy and planning analyst at the state Department of Accounting and General Services, as the state comptroller.

Seki has also worked at staff positions with the state Legislature and the state Department of Taxation. His appointment is subject to state Senate confirmation.

“Dean has been a member of the DAGS team for over a decade and is ready to lead the department in tackling present and future capital improvement projects,” Abercrombie said in a statement.

Seki replaces Jan Gouveia, who had been the acting comptroller but will return as the DAGS deputy director. Gouveia filled in as comptroller after Bruce Coppa, the former comptroller, was named Abercrombie’s chief-of-staff in October.

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