hanohanoMember of the following committees:

PBS - Public Safety (Chair)
EDN - Education
HED - Higher Education
LAB - Labor & Public Employment
TRN - Transportation


  • Born and raised in Pahoa, Hawaii on December 21, 1953
  • Married to Leslie Kalani Jaime Julian


  • University of Phoenix - MBA
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo - BA in Sociology
  • Hawaii Community College - AD in Political Science
  • Kamehameha Schools - High School Diploma

Political Office

  • Hawaii State House of Representatives, 2007 - present
  • District 4 ( Puna, Pahoa, Hawaiian Acres, Kalapana)
    • Assistant Majority Floor Leader


  • Retired after 25 years from Kulani Correctional Facility-Adult Corrections Officer
    • Acting Captain/Administrative Lieutenant
  • Former State Secretary-Treasurer of United Public Workers
    • Also, negotiation chairperson for Unit 10 contract
  • DOE Substitute Teacher
  • Hawaiian Studies Lecturer at HCC
  • Program Coordinator at Kalani Honua and Honua Hawaii


Member of the Democratic party.

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