shimabukuroMember of the following committees:

HAW - Hawaiian Affairs (Vice-Chair)
EDN - Education
HLT - Health
HED - Higher Education
HUS - Human Services


  • University of HI William S. Richardson School of Law, Class of 2000
  • Colorado College, Class of 1992
  • 'Iolani High School, Class of 1988

Political Office

  • State House of Representatives since 2003


  • Attorney, The Legal Aid Society of HI -- Wai'anae Branch (2003 to pres.)
  • Reporter, The Leeward Coaster (1992-1997)
  • State Health Ins. Prog. Specialist, Wai'anae Coast
  • Comprehensive Health Cntr. (1989)


  • People's Path (events, fundraising, and volunteer/volunteer organizer)
  • MA'O Organic Farm (fundraising committee)
  • Drunk Driving Awareness (planning and fundraising volunteer for "Koa Paka Miles - Poina Ole ia" events)


  • 2007 "25 People for the Next 25 Years" HI Business Magazine
  • 2006 "Distinguished Supporter Award" UH Center for Hawaiian Studies
  • 2004 "Best Up and Coming Legislator" Honolulu Weekly
  • 2003 Asian Pacific American Women's Discovery Leadership Fellow
  • 2003 Center on Women's Policy Studies Foreign Policy Inst. Fellow

Member of the Democratic party

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