KAHULUI, HI ― Gov. Neil Abercrombie has appointed Justin Howard Woodson, who owns Woodson's Eco Auto Wash, to the state House of Representatives seat for District 9, according to a report from the governor's office.
The Jan. 16 report said Woodson will take over the position left vacant by state Sen. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran.
Woodson previously served as a special assistant to state chairman of Hawaii's Democratic Party, and also performed clerical duties for state representatives Tom Bower, Mele Carroll and Sen. Carol Fukunaga. He also served as president of the Young Democrats of Hawaii and was a sub-committee member for the Maui Economic Opportunity Head Start program.
“Justin’s experience as a small business owner and his familiarity with the state Legislature will ensure continued and strong representation for the residents of Maui,” Gov. Abercrombie said in the report.
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