David Y.Ige | Governor’s Office Press Release: Flags to Fly at Half Mast in Memory of Former Statesman Ezra Kanoho

Governor’s Office Press Release: Flags to Fly at Half Mast in Memory of Former Statesman Ezra Kanoho

Posted on February 3, 2022 in Latest Department News, Press Room, Press Releases from the Governor’s Office

HONOLULU – As a mark of respect for the late Ezra Kanoho, former Kauaʻi Representative, Governor David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Hawaii be flown at half-mast in all offices and agencies of the State, along with the Hawaii National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on Friday, February 4, 2022.

“Ezra was a dedicated public servant and valued member of the community who exemplified integrity and the Aloha spirit,” Governor Ige said. “On behalf of the people of Hawaii, I send my deepest condolences to his family and thank him for the years he has dedicated to proudly serving the people of Kaua’i and our state.”

Kanoho served in the Legislative Assembly for 18 years. While there he was a key member of the Finance Committee; Chairman of the Water, Land Use and Hawaiian Affairs Committee; Judicial Committee; Consumer and Trade Protection Commission; Energy and Environmental Protection Commission; and member of the Hawaiian caucus.

Prior to his stint in politics, Kanoho worked at the Hawaiian Telephone Company, serving in a variety of positions including island manager and director of security.

He was also deeply invested in the community, serving on the Mayor’s Task Force on Substance Abuse, the United Way of Kauaʻi and Alu Like Board of Directors, and serving as President of the Kauaʻi Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Kauaʻi.

Kanoho was born in Līhuʻe, Kauaʻi, where he attended Kamehameha Schools, as well as Kauaʻi Community College and Honolulu Community College where he earned an Associate of Science degree.

Kanoho was 94 years old.


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