Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-11-30 18:00:49 –
Honolulu (KHON2) — Irene R. Anderson, the first woman to take up the post of mayor in Honolulu City and County (CCH) died November 3, 93 years old.
“The city and county of Honolulu mourn the disappearance of former Mayor Eileen Anderson,” said Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi. “She has defeated one of the most powerful and influential people in Honolulu’s political history. She’s a great role model for all young girls, and for all the crappy vulnerable people who dream of great things. was.”
Branjardi said Anderson’s contribution to the city would last forever.
According to CCH, Anderson was Hawaii’s first Secretary of Budget and Finance under Governor George Ariyoshi. In 1980, she defeated the incumbent Mayor Frank Fasi with 70% of the votes. That year, she was named to the Hawaii Business Magazine “Woman of the Year”.
In addition to serving the state, she personally served the community through nonprofits such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Aloha United Way, and Liliuokalani Trust.
According to CCH, she was known to have served as league president from 1960 to 1963 at the Anglican Church in Calvary and the Kaneohe Little League with her husband Clifford Anderson.
Patricia Anderson, daughter of Eileen Anderson, said her parents spent their careers in public and community service.
“We were familiar with their love and dedication to the Hawaiian people,” said Patricia Anderson. With the work of leading the city and county of Honolulu, the responsibility for making difficult decisions that would not please everyone has arisen. “
Mayor Branjardi praised Eileen Anderson and ordered a half-mast to be raised at all facilities in the city on Wednesday.
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