November 14th, 2012

C.J. Leong, the chief clerk of the state House, informed her staff on Wednesday that she has resigned and will leave her post at the end of the month.

Leong replaced longtime clerk Patricia Mau-Shimizu last December.

House Speaker Calvin Say said lawmakers would miss Leong.

C.J. has had a long and distinguished career in the House of Representatives, culminating as the House Chief Clerk.   Her service to the House, the Legislature and to the public has been stellar, and it is always difficult to lose someone of her caliber.  She started as a staff member in the House Finance Committee, served as Assistant Chief Clerk for many years, became Director of the House Majority Staff Office, and was most recently the House Chief Clerk.  Few individuals are as knowledgeable and accomplished as C.J. on the Hawaii Legislature.  It is with great respect and fondness that I thank her for her many years of public service and wish her all the best for the future.   We will miss her.

2 Responses to “Clerk”

  1. NikkiHeat:

    Too bad but likely not unexpected given the split among majority Democrats. C.J. was a good choice for Chief Clerk. B.T. is smart but don’t know if he would be handle things as well. But B.T. has the advantage of being a clear Calvin Say loyalist (while C.J. has suspicious friendships with the likes of unreasonable Say detractors Scott Saiki and Sylvia Luke) and B.T. should be better situated to navigate the treacherous weeks until the leadership fight is completed since he’s trusted by the powers that be (and likely will be).

  2. Goober:

    It was Leong in coming.

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