Hawaiian State Senator Joins Kettering Board

At the June 11 board meeting in Washington, D.C., Kettering's board of directors elected Les Ihara Jr. of Honolulu, Hawaii, to the board. Ihara is a state senator in Hawaii and a long-time proponent of citizen-based democratic politics. As a former board member of the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI), he has been known to include citizen deliberation on current issues as part of the legislative process in Hawaii's state senate.