Abercrombie announces transition plan

Neil Abercrombie | Photo by Kyle Nishioka
Governor-Elect Neil Abercrombie today announced plans for the transition to a new Abercrombie/Schatz Administration, including the process for ensuring a smooth transition from the current administration.

Bill Kaneko, who served as the campaign manager for the Abercrombie for Governor campaign, will serve as the Transition Director.

Abercrombie also announced the launch of the transition website, NewDayHawaii.org, titled after his vision for Hawaii unveiled during the gubernatorial campaign. The website is a critical avenue for members of the public to learn more about Abercrombie’s plans and to submit input and advice. Every person interested in applying for a position with the Abercrombie Administration should submit applications via the website.

“Government exists to serve all the people, and if things are to improve, we must all take responsibility to make it so. The people of Hawaii, in every community on every island, want to come together to solve our problems and build a brighter future,” Abercrombie said. “This is how we campaigned and how we will govern.”

During the transition, members of the Cabinet will also be assembled and other positions in the Executive Branch will be filled.

“We want an open and fair process to maximize the outreach to people of Hawaii,” Abercrombie said. “We want to identify talented individuals that represent the full diversity of Hawaii and assemble dedicated public servants committed to our vision for A New Day in Hawaii.”

Abercrombie will be sworn in as Governor at 12 p.m. on Dec. 6.

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