Two prominent Republicans are competing for Hawaii’s Republican National Committeeman slot after Brennon Morioka stepped down.
Ted Liu, a former director of the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, is up against Willes Lee, a former state party chairman.
Liu has the backing of former Gov. Linda Lingle’s dominant faction within the party. Lee has been a voice for Republicans critical of the party’s leadership and financial management.
The GOP’s state committee is expected to vote in January.
Miriam Hellreich is the Republican National Committeewoman.
*Update: Liu won.