Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Friday appointed Lei Learmont to the state House of Representatives.
Learmont fills the vacancy created when former Rep. Marcus Oshiro resigned to join the Hawaii Labor Relations Board in October.
Once she is sworn in, Learmont will represent District 46, which includes Wahiawa and Whitmore Village.
Learmont served as a legislative aide to Oshiro in 2013 and 2014 and to Rep. Tom Brower in 2008.
She is a member of the Wahiawa-Whitmore Village Neighborhood Board No. 26, the Friends of the Wahiawa Library, the Wahiawa Historical Society and the Wahiawa Community Business Association.
She also sits on the Democratic Party of Hawaii State Central Committee, is District 46 chair and a member of the Fundraising Committee.
“Lei has been an active member of our community for a long time and has a variety of professional and life experiences that make her a solid choice for the House. I wish her the best and look forward to working with her,” Ige said in a press release.
The governor’s office said Learmont will take office once the House of Representatives “qualifies her and administers the oath of office.”
At that time, the 51-member House will have 46 Democrats and five Republicans.
Learmont will serve the remainder of Oshiro’s term, which expires in 2018.
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