April 30, 2021: Hawaii State Senator J. Kalani English (D-7) has retired citing issues caused from the long-term effects of COVID-19. English represents East Maui, Molokai and Lanai. English says he would like State Rep. Lynn DeCoite (D) to be his successor for the remainder of his term. Gov. David Ige will have 60 days to pick a replacement from a list of three candidates provided by the Democratic Party of Hawaii.