Gov. Neil Abercrombie has reshaped his policy team with two new hires.
C. Mike Kido, an administrative assistant at the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs who used to work as director of external affairs at the Pacific Resource Partnership, has been named as the governor's legislative advisor. Kido replaces Kate Stanley, a senior advisor to the governor.
Kido is the second former PRP hand to join the governor's executive team. Bruce Coppa, the governor's chief of staff, used to lead PRP.
Abercrombie has also named Yvonne Lau, who helped lead the Race to the Top initiative at the state Department of Education, as an education policy analyst.