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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Lawmaker Joe Bertram III of Maui

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Late former State Rep. Joe Bertram III. File photo courtesy House Democratic Caucus.

As a mark of respect for former state Representative Joseph “Joe” Bertram III, Governor David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawaiʻi shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaiʻi National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on Monday, June 8, 2020. 

Bertram died on May 24 at the age of 63. Bertram was elected to the state House in 2006 and re-elected in 2008. He represented the South Maui communities of Kīhei, Wailea and Mākena (District 11). 

“Joe was a public servant and a strong advocate for greenways, open space, bikeways and improved public transportation,” Mayor Victorino said in a statement last week. “We are working with South Maui elected officials to come up with a fitting tribute to him; something that would recall how much he cared about the environment and the beauty of our island home.”

Flags will fly at half-staff on Monday, June 8, to honor Bertram on the day of his memorial service. 

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