First Hawaii female lieutenant governor dies at 87

Published On: Nov 25 2013 05:54:10 PM HST

Jean Sadako King, Hawaii's first female lieutenant governor, has died at the age of 87.

HONOLULU -

A pioneer in Hawaii politics has died at the age of 87.

Former Lieutenant Governor Jean Sadako King was the state's first woman to be elected to the position.

King served in the state House and Senate before running for lieutenant governor in 1978.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie released a statement Monday remembering King's life and legacy.

"Throughout he years, she remained a steadfast advocate for peace and the environment," said Abercrombie.  "Our aloha and heartfelt condolences go out to her friends and family."

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