- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) - The state Board of Agriculture is announcing the appointment of a new deputy.

Board Chairman Scott Enright said in a statement Tuesday Ken Kakesako will serve as deputy to the chairman effective immediately.

Kakesako has served as the department’s legislative coordinator for the past two years, providing written and oral testimony at the Legislature and serving as board secretary.

He has also advised on the creation of the Kauai Good Neighbor Agricultural Program.

Kakesako previously worked as a legislative administrator and budget analyst in the office of State Sen. Russell Kokubun from 2009 to 2010. He was legislative administrator in the office of State Senator Gilbert Kahele in 2011.

Kakesako was born and raised in Manoa. He is a graduate of Harvard University.

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