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National Organization Selects Rep. Beth Fukumoto for Leadership Position

Representative Beth Fukumoto (Mililani Mauka, Mililani) has been selected to serve in a leadership role for the nation’s oldest non-partisan organization addressing the needs of elected women at all levels of government.

Rep. Beth Fukumoto

Fukumoto was appointed to serve as the 2017 Hawaii State Director for the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL).

“We need women now more than ever to start stepping into positions of influence in government. I’m proud to be partnering with an organization that has a long history of reinforcing female leaders,” said Fukumoto.

“We are so proud that Representative Fukumoto has accepted a leadership position in our Foundation,” stated Minnesota State Senator Carrie Ruud, NFWL’s 2017 Chair. “NFWL’s theme for 2017 is leadership and Representative Fukumoto exemplifies this theme. She will play a key role in aiding elected women in Hawaii, as we continue to grow as an organization.”

Photo of Rep. Beth Fukumoto at the Hawaii Women’s March in January, 2017 by Rep. Fukumoto’s office.

Fukumoto begins serving in her new position immediately and will hold this office through the end of 2018.

Elected women from across the country will gather in Minneapolis, Minnesota from November 14-18, for NFWL’s 2017 Annual Conference to identify effective solutions to some of the nation’s most timely and pressing issues. Fostering a non-partisan environment that encourages dialogue and the sharing of information and experiences, women leaders are able to build coalitions, share the concerns of their constituents, and identify out-of-the-box solutions to the most pressing issues facing their communities today.

About the National Foundation For Women Legislators, Inc. (NFWL)
Through annual educational and networking events, the National Foundation for Women Legislators supports elected women from all levels of governance. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, NFWL does not take ideological positions on public policy issues, but rather serves as a forum for women legislators to be empowered through information and experience. www.womenlegislators.org