HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green is appointing a former carpenters' union official to be his chief of staff.
Brooke Wilson's appointment comes after a heated primary election campaign during which a super PAC funded by the carpenters' union spent over $1 million to support Green.
State Campaign Spending Commission documents show Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters contributed $3 million to the Be Change Now super political action committee in May.
Wilson most recently served as political and education director for the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters.
Green said Tuesday he's "committed to hiring experienced hardworking people who care about Hawaii."
Former state senator Will Espero, who ran against Green in the primary, says the appointment looks like quid pro quo, though that may not be Green's intention.