The GOP lawmaker spent 20 years representing East Honolulu.

Former Republican state Sen. Sam Slom has died, according to a spokesperson for the Hawaii Republican Party. Slom was 81.

It was reported that Slom passed away around noon on Sunday.

Slom spent 20 years representing East Honolulu in the state senate. He was frequently referred to as a “Lone Ranger” as he was often the only member of the minority party during his time in the Senate.

He lost his seat in 2016 to sitting Sen. Stanley Chang.

Funeral plans for Slom have yet to be determined.

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