Current acting governor Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke to travel to Washington D.C.


Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke is seen here on July 27, 2023. She is out-of-state and while A.G. Anne E. Lopez will step into the position as Governornor until Josh Green returns tomorrow. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER file photo

The Maui News

KAHULUI–Lieutenant Governor Sylvia Luke, currently serving as acting Governor of Hawaii, will travel out of state on May 7 to attend her son’s college graduation, followed by a trip to Washington, D.C., according to a press release from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.

Governor Josh Green, is currently in California since May 4 to attend the Milken Institute Global Conference, according to a press release from the Office of the Governor.

Governor Green was invited to join the conference for critical discussions with thought leaders on topics such as health, community resilience, climate change, and global leadership. Governor Green will return to Hawai’i on the morning of Thursday, May 9.

Lieutenant Governor Sylvia Luke has been serving as acting Governor from the evening of May 4 through Tuesday evening when Hawaii Attorney General Anne E. Lopez will serve as acting Governor from the evening of May 7 until Governor Green’s return on the morning of May 9.

During her time in D.C., Lt. Gov. Luke will engage with leaders of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community. She is scheduled to speak on a panel at the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) Legislative Leadership Conference. Additionally, Luke will hold meetings with officials from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Agriculture, according to a press release from her office.

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