HONOLULU, Hawai‘i – After 19 years of serving in the Hawai‘i State Legislature, Senator Will Espero will be retiring from office effective May 31, 2018.

Since 2002, Senator Espero has represented the 19th Senate District, which encompasses ‘Ewa Beach, Ocean Pointe, ‘Ewa By Gentry, Iroquois Point, and a portion of ‘Ewa Villages. During the 29th Legislature, Senator Espero served as the Senate Majority Floor Leader and the chair of the Senate Committee on Housing. He was also the vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Transportation and Energy and a member of the Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee, Education Committee, and Higher Education Committee.

He also served on the Special Action Team on Affordable Housing, a Veteran’s Homeless Working Group, the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization, Hawai‘i Reef & Ocean Coalition, and the Medical Marijuana Legislative Oversight Working Group.

Prior to working in the Legislature, he worked in the finance industry, property management, the administration of Frank Fasi, the Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawai‘i, and with a local home developer. In December of 1999, Espero was appointed to the Hawai‘i House of Representatives by Governor Ben Cayetano.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve my district and the state in the Hawai‘i Legislature. I am humbled by the support and encouragement I have received over the years,” said Senator Espero.

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