gabbardMember of the following committees:

ENE - Energy and Environment (Chair)
TIA - Transportation, International and Intergovernmental Affairs (Vice-Chair)
JGO - Judiciary and Government Operations
PSM - Public Safety and Military Affairs

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Personal
  • Born: January 15, 1948 in American Samoa
  • Married to former Board of Education member Carol Gabbard for 40 years
  • Five children (Bhakti 38, Jai 35, Ryan 33, Tulsi 28 (former State Representative for District #42), Vrindavan 25
  • Six grandchildren

Education

  • Masters of Education degree in Adult Education with emphasis on community college administration, Oregon State University (1980)
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in English, California State University, Sonoma (1971)
  • High School Grad, Choctawhatchee H.S. Fort Walton Beach, FL (1965)

Political Office

  • Honolulu City Council (2003-2005)
  • Hawaii State Senate (2006-present)

Awards

  • First Senator of Samoan Ancestry in the Senate of the State of Hawaii Legislature Award - Samoan Heritage Week (2009)
  • Legislators Who Made a Difference - Sierra Club, Hawaii Chapter (2009)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Knights of Columbus (2009)
  • Stars of Oceania Award - University of Hawaii Pacific Business Center (2009)
  • Compassionate Legislator Award - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (2008)
  • Shining World Leadership Award (2008) - given to Mike and 6 other Senators who sponsored a resolution requesting that the Department of Education offer nutritious vegetarian options for school lunches in public schools in Hawai'i.

Public Service

  • Legislative Advocate (volunteer)
  • Hawaii Invasive Species Council (2009-Present)
  • Civil Air Patrol - Legislative Squadron (2009-Present)
  • Hawaii Energy Policy Forum (2008-Present)
  • Ignition Interlock Implementation Task Force (2008-Present)
  • Access to Justice Commission (2008-Present)
  • Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Task Force (2007-2008)
  • Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OMPO) - Policy Committee (2003)
  • Ewa Transportation Coalition - Chair (2003-2005)

Professional

  • Family business, MC Services - distributing air and water purifying systems, nutritional supplements, and family counseling (1994 to present)
  • Owner and operator of a small confection manufacturing and distribution company, Hawaiian Toffee Treasures (1998 to present)
  • Substitute Teacher, DOE Certified in public and private schools in West Oahu , 2005 to present
  • Owned and operated The Natural Deli, a natural foods restaurant (1988 to 1992)
  • Ponomauloa School, Wahiawa, headmaster/teacher (1983 to 1987)
  • American Samoa Community College Dean of Adult and Continuing Education, State Director of Adult Basic Education (1980 to 1983)
  • Head Instructor Tennis, Kuilima Hyatt Resort, No. Shore, Oahu (1977)
  • American Samoa Community College Assistant Dean of Instruction (1976 to 1977)
  • Owned and operated Mike's Sport Shop (1974 to 1978)
  • American Samoa Community College Guidance Counselor (1974 to 1976)
  • American Samoa Community College (ASCC), Psychology and English teacher (1973 to 1974)

Community

  • Founder, Aloha Parenting Project
  • Founder, Alliance for Traditional Marriage and Values
  • Founder, Stand Up for America
  • Founder, Healthy Hawaii Coalition
  • Member, Kapolei Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Kapolei City Lions Club
  • Member, Filipino Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, St. Jude Catholic Church, Makakilo
  • Member, Knights of Columbus
  • Member, Navy League of the United States

Member of the Democratic party