HONOLULU — As a mark of respect for the late former state Rep. Diana “Mele” Carroll, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawai‘i shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaii National Guard, from sunrise to sunset this Friday, March 6 (service on O‘ahu) and on Sunday, March 15 (service on Maui).
“A pillar in Maui County, Mele Carroll’s dedication to improving her community will be missed. She worked hard for her constituents and her passion was evident in her work,” said Gov. Ige. “We send our heartfelt condolences to the Carroll family and her many friends.”
Born on Oahu, Rep. Carroll, 50, served in the Hawaii State House of Representatives from 2005 to 2015. The late state representative served Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai and parts of Maui. Carroll was initially appointed by Governor Linda Lingle to the vacancy caused by the resignation of Sol Kahoohalahala. On February 1, 2015, Carroll resigned from the Hawaii Legislature due to complications from cancer treatment. Carroll died of cancer on February 18.