Longtime Hawaiian politician Ron Menner has died at the age of 67.
Gov. Josh Green confirmed this evening that Menner died on Monday.
“Late this afternoon, we were informed by Ron Menner’s wife, Pat Menner, that our dear friend and former colleague passed away suddenly on Monday due to an unexpected medical emergency.
Menner has served on the Honolulu City Council, State Senate, and House of Representatives. From 1982 until 2008 she served as a state legislator, and from 2013 she served as a city council member until 2021.
As an MP, he represented Mililani, Waipio, Wahiawa, Waipahu and Pearl City. On the Honolulu City Council, he chaired many committees and at one point was the City Council Speaker.
“Jaime and I send our love to Patty and Menor’s Ohana,” said Green. She said, “I will always remember Ron’s passionate service to the people of Hawaii during his many years in Congress and on the Honolulu City Council.”
Menner was an attorney and former deputy attorney general of the state. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, University of California, Los Angeles, and Iolani School.