changMember of the following committees:

HED - Higher Education (Chair)
EDN - Education
EEP - Energy & Environmental Protection
HSG - Housing
WLO - Water, Land, & Ocean Resources


September 15, 1947, Hilo


University of Hawaii at Hilo, BA sociology
Mauna College, AA
Hilo High School

Political Office

State House since 1989


Real estate sales, management, development
International trading, consultant


Director, Hawaii County Economic Development Council
Director, Steadfast Housing Development Corporation
Director, Big Island Substance Abuse Council
Member, Hawaii Isle, Japanese, and Hawaii Isle Portuguese chambers of commerce
Exchange Club of Hilo
Director, Center for a Sustainable Future


SGT E-5, U.S. Army, 7th Special Forces (Airborne)

Member of the Democratic party.