An update on past news

Wednesday, March 17, 1999

Charles Toguchi
enjoying retirement

Whatever happened to Charles Toguchi?

The 57-year-old former teacher, politician, state schools superintendent, campaign chairman and chief of staff for Gov. Ben Cayetano is maintaining a healthy lifestyle in retirement.

"I quit smoking four years ago, I'm running every day and watching my diet," he said. "I'm in better health today than I was 10 years ago."

Toguchi -- who retired as chief of staff in February 1998 to coordinate the governor's grass-roots re-election campaign -- is currently working at the Legislature on a private contract as a part-time trouble-shooter for the state administration.

It's enough to satisfy his interest in government affairs.

"I may get involved in more part-time consultant work," he said.

For now, Toguchi is enjoying free time that allows him to fish often and golf once a week.

"I'm also getting more involved in community service," said Toguchi, who's assisting state Lions clubs with planning for next year's international convention, expected to bring 30,000-plus people to Hawaii.

By Rod Ohira, Star-Bulletin

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