Hawaii House Speaker Scott Saiki was named president-elect of the National Conference of State Legislatures in Nashville this week.

The bipartisan NCSL supports 7,383 state lawmakers and more than 20,000 legislative staff nationwide.

Saiki, the current NCSL vice president, succeeds Speaker Robin Vos (R-WI.), speaker of the Assembly from Wisconsin, who will become NCSL president.

Speaker Scott Saiki at the NCSL summit in Tennessee this week.

Courtesy NCSL

NCSL alternates leadership between the two parties each year, so Saiki will be named NCSL president at the 2020 Legislative Summit, according to a press release.

“NCSL has afforded legislators and staff an unrivaled opportunity to learn from the experiences of other states, exchange ideas and come up with policy solutions that can help propel our respective states and, ultimately, our entire nation forward,” said Saiki. “I look forward to continued work with our Washington office to ensure federal policies are in line with state priorities.”

Saiki has served as the speaker of the Hawaii House of Representatives since May 2017.

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