Third Appointee Resigns At Abercrombie's Request

Abercrombie for Governor

A third board member asked by Gov. Neil Abercrombie to resign said Tuesday that he plans to do so.

Eric Beaver of the Public Housing Authority told Civil Beat that he'll be accommodating the governor's request, making him only the third of 28 former Gov. Linda Lingle appointees to step down.

But most are resisting the governor. To date, 18 appointees who received letters from Abercrombie plan to stay put.

"I decided to attend the resignation at the request of the governor...out of respect for [his] position and after hearing about his desires to improve the public housing situation," Beaver said. "I certainly wouldn’t want to be in the way of any improvement that he and his team or appointees try to implement."

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