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Of Counsel, Hawaii

Shan Tsutsui was appointed lieutenant governor by Gov. Neil Abercrombie in 2012 and won the seat outright in 2014.

During his time as one of Hawaiʻi’s top elected officials, Shan earned a reputation as a respected consensus-builder, working effectively and cooperatively with leaders in the public and private sectors. He championed programs to help Hawaiʻi’s youth, such as the Resources for Enrichment, Athletics and Health (REACH) Initiative which has invested nearly $3 million in Hawaiʻi’s schools, and the Farm to School Initiative to help make school lunches healthier and locally sourced.

Shan is a former member of the Hawaiʻi State Senate, representing District 4 from 2002 to 2012. He was Senate President from 2011 to 2012 and served as the majority caucus leader. Prior to entering politics, Shan was a financial adviser, businessman, and consultant.

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