Linda Lingle

In Office 2002 to 2010

About

Governor Lingle

Linda Lingle served as the sixth Governor of Hawaii from 2002 to 2010. She was the first mayor, first woman, and first person of Jewish ancestry to be elected as Governor. She was also the first Republican to lead the Aloha State in more than 40 years. Lingle’s administration sought to protect the state’s natural resources by reducing the economy’s over-dependence on land development. She pursued greater energy independence, targeted tax relief, increased Hawaii’s homegrown food supply and security, and expanding health care.

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Linda Lingle

In Office 2002-2010.

Photographer unknown, Washington Place Collection.

Lingle's Sworn in at the State Capitol

Linda Lingle became the first woman governor of Hawaiʻi when she was sworn in at the State Capitol by Chief Justice Ronald Moon. Her father, Richard Cutter, held the Tanakh (Hebrew bible), December 2, 2002.

Photographer unknown, Courtesy of Governor Linda Lingle.

Signing of the Hawaiʻi Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI)

Governor Lingle and U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye at the State Capitol Executive Chambers for the signing of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI), October 20, 2008.

Photographer unknown, Courtesy of Linda Lingle.

NWHI Marine National Monument Naming Ceremony

During the Northwest Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument Naming Ceremony on March 2, 2007 at Washington Place, First Lady Laura Bush unveiled the new Hawaiian name as the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.

Photo by Marco Garcia, Courtesy of Marco Garcia Photography.

Hawaiʻi Innovation Initiative

Governor Linda Lingle (left) and Lt. Governor James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. (right) welcomed internationally renowned inventor Dean Kamen (center) to the Islands, May 14, 2007.

Photographer unknown, Courtesy of Governor Linda Lingle.

Celebratory Return of the Heavy Lift Army Chinook Helicopters Unit

Governor Linda Lingle and State Adjutant General Major General Robert G. F. Lee (far right) welcomed home the Heavy Lift Army Chinook Helicopters Unit, Company C, 193rd Aviation, stationed at Wheeler Army Airfield after being deployed to Iraq, July 10, 2004.

Photographer unknown, Courtesy of Major General Robert G. F. Lee.

Groundbreaking and Blessing in East Kapolei

Governor Linda Lingle, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) Chair Micah Kane, and Hawaii Senate President Colleen Hanabusa untie a maile lei during the groundbreaking and blessing for the 403-unit Kanehili subdivision in East Kapolei on Oahu, January 27, 2009.

Photographer unknown, Courtesy of Governor Linda Lingle.

Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko Visit

Governor Linda Lingle and Lt. Governor James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr., welcomed Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko to Washington Place, July 15, 2009.

Photographer unknown, Courtesy of Hawaiʻi State Archives.

University of Hawaiʻi Wahine Volleyball's Recognition

Governor Linda Lingle greets University of Hawaii Women Volleyball Head Coach, Dave Shoji, and Mary Shoji following her final State of the State Address in which she recognized Coach Shoji, January 25, 2010.

Photographer Russell Pang, Courtesy of Governor Linda Lingle.

Honoring the Waipio All-Stars

Governor Linda Lingle welcomed the Waipio All-Stars to honor them for winning the 2010 U.S. Little League Worlds Series at Washington Place, October 20, 2010.

Photographer unknown, Courtesy of Governor Linda Lingle.

Official 2004 Holiday Card at Washington Place

Governor Linda Lingle, Lt. Governor James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr., and Vivian Aiona were joined by children in front of Washington Place for their official 2004 holiday card.

Photographer unknown, Washington Place Collection.

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Hawaii State Governors

William F. Quinn

In Office 1957 to 1962

John A. Burns

In Office 1962 to 1974

George Ariyoshi

In Office 1974 to 1986

John D. Waiheʻe III

In Office 1986 to 1994

Ben Cayetano

In Office 1994 to 2002

Neil Abercrombie

In Office 2010 to 2014

 

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