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MAYOR MUFI HANNEMANN’S STATEMENT ON

DEATH OF CEC HEFTEL

 

            Hawaii has lost another influential leader in the passing of Cec Heftel.

 

            “Cec was a major force in the growth of television and radio broadcasting in the Hawaiian Islands.  He led KGMB TV to a pinnacle, gave so many opportunities to local journalists, and contributed to the emergence of television in the news media industry.  He used his experience very effectively during his term as our Congressman, bringing his media savvy and strong business background to the job, to his candidacy for governor, and to his stint on the Board of Education.

 

            “He was very generous in sharing his counsel and insights with me over the years, and the lessons he imparted have certainly helped guide my approach to the news media, government, and politics.

 

            “We’ll miss him, but his contributions to our community will endure.  Gail and I send our sympathies to the Heftel ohana.”

 

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