A longtime Hawaii politician Ron Menor, who brought ‘passionate service’ to elect seats in the Legislature and Honolulu City Council dies at age 67.
The death of the politician Ron Menor was announced by Gov. Josh Green announced on Tuesday evening. According to him, Menor died a day earlier following an “unexpected medical emergency.”
“We remember fondly Ron’s passionate service to the people of Hawaii over the many years he served in the Legislature and on the Honolulu City Council,” Green said, in a statement.
Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi described Ron Menor, the former chair of the Council, a “valiant public servant.”
“Ron was a tireless leader who championed his community and had an incredible impact on our city,” Blangiardi said, in a statement. “We all owe him a debt of gratitude for his public service.”
Ron Menor was the son of the Hawaii Supreme Court Justice, Benjamin Menor and Lilian Menor. He was also survived by his wife, Patricia, and sons Benjamin, Andrew, and Anthony.
Before his death, Ron Menor served in the Honolulu City Council, as a state representative, and as a state senator for a decade and also began his career as a law clerk for the Hawaii Supreme Court.