All 28 had been appointed by former Gov. Linda Lingle and approved by state Senate Democrats. Abercrombie said he wanted to appoint members who would help implement his New Day plan for Hawaii.
As of Wednesday, Civil Beat had reached 16 of the 28 members.
The Maui News reported Wednesday that only one member thus far — Matilda Yoshioka, who represents Kauai on the public housing authority board — has said she will resign.
At a town hall meeting June 23, Abercrombie defended his decision to request the resignations, reiterating that the request was not a reflection on the service of the 28 members. The governor said he might even reappoint some of them.
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