The Hawaii Republican Party at its annual state convention Saturday on Maui picked new leaders but kept the same person in the top post.

Shirlene DelaCruz Ostrov was voted to a second two-year term as party chair.

“During the past few years and leading up to the 2018 mid-term elections, Ostrov worked tirelessly to thwart repeated attacks and dissension from opposition factions within the party,” the GOP said via press release Wednesday.

Shirlene Ostrov interview.

Shirlene Ostrov in Civil Beat’s office in 2018.

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Elected as well were Vice Chairman of Coordinated Campaigns Al Frenzel, Vice Chairman of Candidate Recruitment and Training Jane Tatibouet, Vice Chairman of Communications Ray L’Heureux, Vice Chairman of Community Service Steve Lipscomb, Vice Chairman of Coalitions Rojo Herrera, Secretary Ka’eo Kealoha-Lindsey and Treasurer Marilyn Moniz.

The convention was held at the Marilyn Monroe House on the grounds of the King Kamehameha Golf Club.

Ostrov stated at the end of the conference, “Delegates from across the islands gathered in Maui, elected a unified slate of strong Conservative leaders and voted overwhelmingly for a change to ‘politics as usual.'”

Republicans control only a handful of seats in the state Legislature and have historically elected only a few members to the governor’s office and the U.S. Congress.

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